QUESTION: Did you hear that a special education student had a gun on a Calipatria school bus? I called the school but I couldn't get anybody to tell me anything. — Distraught Parent, Calipatria
It could have been because school officials were chasing down guns and rumors of guns.
Let's say here the "gun on the bus" report happened two weeks ago.
It was only one of three incidents involving an alleged gun or alleged threats in the Calipatria Unified School District in a week, according to Superintendent James Hanks.
"We have to take every report seriously," said Hanks. "We can't afford to take any chances."
"When we tried to track down reports about a kid having a gun on a bus, we couldn't find anybody who actually saw a gun on the bus," Hanks said.
The investigation did turn up a pellet gun allegedly shown to people at a school bus stop. The youth with the pellet gun was not a Calipatria student, Hanks said.