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2 Students Arrested After Gun is Thrown from School Bus

Two teens are arrested after an allegedly stolen gun is recovered near a school bus in Boone County.

Sheriff's deputies responded Thursday afternoon to a report that a Cooper High School student was waving a handgun and pointing it at other students on a school bus near East Bend and Snow Roads in Burlington. The student allegedly tossed the gun from the bus when other students told the bus driver about it.

The gun was recovered along the roadway, about three-quarters of a mile from where the bus was stopped.

The 16-year old student, from Burlington, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, second degree terroristic threatening, and second degree burglary.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the gun was likely stolen. A 15-year old student from Florence brought the weapon to school and gave it to the 16-year old, the Boone County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

That 15-year old was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, second degree burglary, theft of a legend (prescription) drug, and illegal possession of a legend drug.

Property taken in the alleged burglary was returned to its owner, the sheriff's office said, adding that more charges are likely.