By Ann Rubin
Florissant, MO (KSDK) - A fourth grader is being disciplined after bringing live ammunition to school.
It happened at Parker Road Elementary in Florissant, and parents say the boy wasn't just showing the bullets, he was selling them.
The school district says they recovered just two bullets. Still, parents believe this needs to be taken seriously.
Loren Kershaw couldn't believe what another fourth grader tried to sell her son.
She says he, "Put bullets in his hand, like literally put them in his hand and offered to sell them to him for a dollar a piece."
The student apparently found them near his home.
Kershaw says he threatened anyone who spoke about what happened. She brought her concerns to Florissant police.
"If you come to school with ammunition, then where's the gun that goes with the ammunition? Where are the parents that are responsible for this," she said.
Officials with the Ferguson-Florissant School District released a statement saying:
"Yesterday afternoon, a fourth-grader at Parker Road Elementary School showed some classmates two bullets that he discovered near his home. As soon as we learned about the incident, the bullets were immediately confiscated. The student was disciplined for school disruption related to showing the bullets to others according to district policy.
"Our schools are safe places to learn, and as a school community we promote "High Achievement for All Through Excellence and Equity Every Day." We see this incident as an opportunity to remind parents to talk with their children about items that are not allowed in school, and to remind students to report suspicious behavior to adults."
Florissant police did stop by the school to investigate.
In the meantime, Kershaw says she'd like to see stepped up security there.
The school district says at no time were any of the students in danger and they will be handling this as their policy dictates.