Liberty Hill student brings toy gun on school bus

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News

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Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 12:40 PM

LIBERTY HILL, Texas -- A Central Texas school district is trying to clear things up with parents after a third grade student pulled out a toy gun on the school bus.

It happened Monday afternoon on Liberty Hill ISD school bus #35.

Students who saw the gun thought it was real and reported it to the bus monitor and driver. The students were on their way home from Bill Burden Elementary School.

LHISD Superintendent Rob Hart, Ed.d described the toy gun as an air soft pistol. He said it was similar to what could be found at a dollar store.

Bill Burden Elementary School Principal Terrie Chambers sent a note to the parents of those students on the bus. Chambers assured them that no one was injured.

“Our students did a great job of reporting the incident to the monitor and driver. Everyone responded appropriately,” wrote Chambers. “We take all incidents seriously; there is nothing more important than the safety and security of our children.”

While LHISD cannot give specifics about disciplinary actions, Chambers wrote to parents that ‘appropriate actions’ were being taken.

Superintendent Hart said because the gun was a toy, the student will not face expulsion.

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