Authorities stopped a school bus at K-96 and Hillside early Friday morning and detained a teenage boy after a caller to 911 reported he had a handgun in his backpack.
Police later said it was an Airsoft gun.
The bus was on its way to Stucky Middle School, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.
A call came in from the area of 26th and Vassar at about 7:23 a.m. reporting the boy, who is 13 or 14, had the gun in the backpack, the supervisor said. The bus was stopped at 7:29 a.m. and the boy removed and taken to Stucky in a patrol car.
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Wichita district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said “no threats were made,” but the student will face disciplinary action.
The district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy mandates a 186-day expulsion for any student found to have a firearm or replica firearm at school, on school property or at a school supervised activity.