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Teen arrested for showing gun to bus full of students

Posted on October 13, 2014

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Last week, several students on a Kenton County School District bus alerted their driver to what they believed was a gun being pointed at the bus by a teenager standing outside the vehicle, although the weapon was later discovered to be a BB gun, WLWT reports.

After the students told the driver that a boy who was yelling at the driver had what appeared to be a gun, the driver shut the door and drove away, a school spokeswoman told WLWT. The driver then called police, who took the teenager into custody, school officials told the news outlet.

The suspect's family members told WLWT that their 16-year-old was playing with a friend and meant no harm. The boy had the gun in his shirt, and showed it to another kid he was with and the bus driver happened to be pulling up at the same time, one of the family members added.

Family members also told the news outlet the boy had issues with the bus driver before, but school officials said the driver does not know the suspect, and did what he was trained to do.

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Related Topics: Kentucky, weapons

Comments ( 1 )
  • steve carlson

     | about 4 years ago

    I once fixed a car for the chief of police for S.C.'s state ports authority. Took it for a test run and was pulled over. The cheif's daughter had given him a 1 1/2"long lighter that looked like his revolver. When I looked around for paperwork the officer spotted it. The next thing I know I was jerked out the window and sat on by 3 officers. I must have explained it was not my car 15 times before I was free to go. You cant be too careful with lookalikes. I now check any car I am going to drive, even if its around the block!

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