Eight-Year-Old Found With Gun on Mid-Michigan School Bus

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An eight-year-old student was found with a gun on a Lansing school bus Friday. It happened at S. Holmes St. and E. Main St. on the city's east side.

A Lansing Police spokesman says the student had a handgun in a backpack he was carrying.

But he doesn't think the backpack was the student's, they believe it belonged to the eight-year-old's uncle.

Police say they first learned of the incident after another student on the bus told the driver. The driver then alerted the school district, and the school district called police.

Police spokesman Lt. Bruce Ferguson says he doesn't believe other students were in danger.

"We have no reason to believe anyone was threatened with the handgun, if it was ever taken out of the bag. Nothing like that. In fact, it didn't appear there was any ammunition with it," Ferguson said.

Ferguson says the family has been cooperative, but he says there could be charges in the case.

"The prosecutor is going to review this case. There very well could be charges pending. That's a distinct possibility," he said.

Lansing Board of Education President Guillermo Lopez says he's waiting to hear more on the investigation, but, "it's an incident that obviously we'd rather didn't happen."