Toy Gun Causes Suspicious School Bus Incident

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  BERKELEY – A “suspicious incident” that took place with a Central Regional Middle School bus Tuesday morning was caused by a toy gun, Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides said.

  According to a letter sent out to parents, the police were contacted around 7:45 a.m. after someone reported a possible sighting of a weapon at the bus stop. Parlapanides explained that police met the bus and the student was taken to the police station.

  “Thankfully, it was determined that the student only had a toy gun in their possession,” Parlapanides said, “All students are safe and school is continuing on a regular schedule.”

  At this time, the investigation is ongoing and involves juveniles. More information will be released as permissible, police said.


The letter was also posted on the school district’s website.