Rumors circulating among students in the Sikeston School district led to the discovery of an unloaded handgun on a Sikeston Middle School bus Wednesday morning.
Captain Mark Crocker with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety says they recovered the semi-automatic handgun around 10 a.m.
Crocker says they believe a middle school student took the weapon from home and hid it on the bus, possibly Monday or Tuesday.
It's thought the student planned to show the unloaded gun to friends.
District leaders notified Middle School parents about the incident.
Crocker says the student in question is being handled by Scott County juvenile authorities.
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