On Thursday a Robinsdale bus driver asked a student on his bus to pick up a gun that was lying on the side of the road.
In the intersection of 25th and Irving Avenue the bus driver spotted an object, made an unexpected stop and asked a 7th grader to pick up the foreign object. He immediately reported the gun to school staff at Robinsdale Middle School and the Metropolitan Transportation Network, according to the Star Tribune.
Tia Clasen, spokeswoman for Robinsdale schools, said the bus driver is no longer working for the company.
"I encourage you to talk with your child about situations in which they may find themselves that would be considered unsafe, how to become an advocate in such situations, and to report any unsafe situation to an adult at school or at home," Robinsdale Middle School's principal, John Cook said in a letter that went home to parents of the students who attend the school according to Kare 11.