HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Deputies arrested a 9-year-old Ippolito Elementary School student after a county school bus driver saw him putting a gun into his pant pocket, according to the HCSO report.
The bus driver, Debra Dryden was en route to the school in Riverview with students on board, when she heard one of the students makes "unusual" comments, deputies said.
The bus driver looked closer and noticed the student putting a small gun into his pocket.
Dryden said "my first response was oh darn... I didn't see what I just saw."
She immediately notified the school's principal who called HCSO deputies.
HCSO deputies were waiting for the bus when it arrived at the school.