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9-year-old caught with BB gun on Shoals school bus

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Officials are crediting the quick response by a bus driver for keeping everyone safe. Officials are crediting the quick response by a bus driver for keeping everyone safe.
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A 9-year-old Colbert Heights Elementary student brought a weapon to school.

Sheriff Ronnie May said the boy was caught on the way to school.

Officials are crediting the quick response by a bus driver for keeping everyone safe. 

The bus driver overheard students talking about a possible gun in someone's backpack, so she stopped the bus and quickly sprung into action.

Officials said the bus driver moved all the students away from the suspected backpack, and when she looked inside she found a Powerline BB pistol.

They said the driver called for her supervisor, who then came and got the gun. They then notified the school and sheriff's department.

Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May said the driver handled the situation perfectly, ensuring everyone's safety.

"She did the right thing. She pulled over and stopped the bus, moved all the children away from where the threat may be, determines there is a threat and stays with the threat until her supervisor gets there to recover the weapon. She did all the right things," said May.

The sheriff said no one was hurt or threatened.

He said the school has taken disciplinary actions, and further action from the juvenile authority is pending.

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