Wow, seems the Bush administration had something up their sleeves with their “No Child Left Behind” strategy: Fighter Jet Strafes New Jersey School. Seems a F-16 on a training mission shot up a school. Well, it was only 3.5 miles off the training grounds.
But when the heavy gun in the left wing of an Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet fired Wednesday night, it sent 25 rounds of 20mm ammunition smashing through the roof and zinging off the asphalt parking lot of the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School 3 1/2 miles from the range.
Military investigators are trying to determine how it could have happened.
The plane was flying at 7,000 feet when the rounds were fired from the M61-A1 Vulcan cannon in the plane's left wing. The weapon fires 2-inch-long lead projectiles that do not explode, Webster said.
Webster said he did not know what caused the gun to fire.
I'll tell you what caused the gun to fire — the pilot probably squeezed the trigger!