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HENRICO, VA—Henrico County parents are on edge after a second grade student is accused of threatening his classmates with a loaded gun on a school bus Monday morning.
The student was on a bus headed to Ratcliffe Elementary School when he removed a loaded handgun from his backpack and reportedly pointed it at fellow students and made threatening remarks, Henrico County Police said.
Two students came forward to school staff members shortly after arriving to the school, located at 2901 Thalen Street. Henrico County Police were made aware of the incident around 8:40 a.m.
Many students picked their children up from the school early Monday, after the school notified parents of the incident.
"Security needs to become tighter at the school," said Michelle Coles.
"This is absurd; I can't believe it," said Michelle Coles who has a child who attends Ratcliffe Elementary.
The child, who has not been named, was with a guardian Monday afternoon. School officials tell 8News that disciplinary action will be taken against the child.
"I think it's took early to even speculate what will happen next in terms of the police investigation," said Andy Jenks, a Henrico County Schools Spokesperson.
"They're still doing police investigations to figure out what happened. And then from there, the school division and police will respond appropriately," Jenks said.
Police have not said if any criminal charges will be pursued against the child.
There were no injuries in this incident. Stay with 8News for updates.
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