Missouri parent boards school bus, pulls gun amid fight between girls

via KTVI:

BERKELEY, Mo. (KTVI) -- The Ferguson-Florissant School District is working to improve safety on school buses after a parent got on a school bus and pulled a gun.

A parent got in between a scuffle between girls on a school bus, and Berkeley police arrested him later. The fight happened on Fay and Canyon Streets.

“One of the adults broke the window on the bus door, and that individual had a gun and gained access to the bus,” said Kevin Hampton, Ferguson-Florissant schools’ spokesperson.

Administrators said the bus driver and two monitors were on the bus. They all stepped in to stop the parent from getting on.

Administrators said the parent was on the bus for a little over 30 seconds. The driver called for help. Hampton said they are taking steps to ensure safety.

“We’ve increased the number of security officers and several other safety and security steps,” said Hampton. “Safety is first and then teaching our students well is second.”

One parent confirmed that her daughter is suspended for 10 days after the fight.

FOX 2/NEWS 11 reached out to Berkeley police to learn more about the suspect and the charges he is facing. We are waiting to hear back.

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