Barrow school bus driver arrested after student finds gun

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WINDER, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school bus driver has been arrested after a student on her bus found a gun and bullets inside a purse.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 59-year-old Mary Jo Hall, of Statham, faces one count of possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Barrow County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Ryan Sears says a student at Sims Academy in Winder was trying to identify the purse’s owner when they found the weapon inside it on the way to school. The student took the purse to the school’s front office and notified administrators.

An investigation was launched and Hall was arrested Tuesday after police determined she was the gun’s owner. It was unknown if Hall is represented by an attorney.

Sears says at no time were students or faculty in any danger.

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