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Two juveniles threaten school bus driver, flash gun in Kent

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KENT, Wash. -- Two juveniles threatened a Kent school bus driver and displayed a pistol at him Thursday afternoon, Kent police say.

The two juveniles, both males, were late arrested and booked into detention.

Police say the incident occurred near 64th Avenue South and West Meeker Street.

The two juveniles were at a bus stop and began making verbal threats to the bus driver as he was stopped at a red light. There were children in the bus.

As the juveniles were shouting at the bus driver, one displayed a pistol tucked into his waistband, police said.

The two walked off. The bus driver drove away, then called 911.

Police found that one still had the pistol when he was arrested.

Police say the threats were made against the driver, but not the students on the bus.

“The bus driver conducted himself in a professional and thoughtful manner considering these circumstances,” said Kent police Commander Jarod Kasner.


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