LACROSSE, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) An eight-year-old La Crosse elementary student caused quite a scare yesterday morning, by taking a toy gun onto a school bus. A parent called North Woods International School after hearing that a youngster boarded a bus with two B-B guns. The parent then approached the bus driver, who confiscated a single toy gun and removed the child.
School officials didn't know that -- so they notified parents, and called the school district's bus company. A company employee called police and told the bus driver to stop. Police said the driver had the toy gun ready for the officers when they arrived.
La Crosse School Superintendent Randy Nelson said the incident showed that its internal reporting systems worked. When the bus got to the school, officials and counselors met with the youngsters to explain what happened and answered questions.