JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -

An eighth-grader in Jefferson City could face charges for allegedly taking a BB pistol on a school bus and showing it to other children.

The student at Thomas Jefferson Middle was taken into police custody Monday afternoon.

The driver on Bus 4 stopped near Tom Lee Drive and called First Student after hearing somebody had a weapon.

Everyone got out of the school bus until police came. District officials wanted to emphasize that serious consequences are involved with any kind of weapon, even if the object is considered a toy.