Eighth Grader in Custody for Bringing BB Gun on Bus
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City police took an eighth grade student from Thomas Jefferson Middle School into custody Monday afternoon after someone found him with a BB pistol on a school bus. The Jefferson City police confirmed they did not arrest the student.
Jefferson City school officials said all students on the bus are safe. Officials said the bus driver contacted First Student Transportation after someone made the driver aware of the pistol on the bus. The student was said to have been showing it to other students.
The bus stopped by Tom Lee Drive, where students exited the bus and the police identified which student had the weapon.
The incident is still under investigation, but school district officials said they wanted families to be aware that it happened.