Unloaded gun found on school bus in Grand Island

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) A Grand Island Public Schools official said an unloaded gun was found with an elementary student on a bus Wednesday morning.

GIPS said the situation was handled by the bus driver and school staff before it reached the school.

The unloaded firearm had no ammunition, and no students or staff were ever in danger, according to the school district.

Staff and parents of the school have been informed of the situation, and police are currently investigating.

Grand Island police told KSNB Local 4 that the student involved was a seven year old male. Neither the school district nor the police department would confirm which school the student attended, but Grand Island police did say that officers were called to Dodge elementary school this morning.

The exact nature of the weapon is also unknown, but district and police department sources say it was a handgun. And it was not known how the staff on the bus found out about the gun.

No arrests were made in connection with the incident, but Grand Island police said the matter would be turned over to the Hall county attorney's office.

Read the original version of this article at www.ksnblocal4.com.