Toy guns taken from student in school bus
Steamboat Springs Two toy pistols were taken from a 9-year-old Strawberry Park Elementary School student Thursday after the student's bus driver reportedly overheard the student talking about having a weapon.
Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said Principal Mark MacHale flagged down Officer Sam Silva at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday and asked him to pull over the school bus, which was headed toward Steamboat Springs High School from the elementary school.
MacHale apparently received the report that the student had a weapon on the bus from the bus driver, Rae said.
Once the bus was pulled over, MacHale and Silva searched the student's backpack and found two orange spring-loaded AirSoft pistols with plastic tips, which were taken from the student along with his backpack.
Rae said the police department is not pursuing criminal charges.
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