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Updated Jan 9, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Mesa School District reacts to gun on bus situation

The Mesa Public Schools District is being forced to review its policies after a student brought a loaded gun to school and it accidentally went off.

The 7-year-old student who brought the gun to Franklin Northeast Elementary School will likely be expelled, but the fall-out could be expanded to sweeping policy changes.

"I wouldn't say immediate policy changes," said Helen Holland, with Meas Public Schools. "Of course, whenever we have an incident, we always review our safety policies and our procedures to insure that we are providing a safe environment for our students."

Police are still investigating the incident, but fortunately the misfired weapon did not hit a single person on the crowded school bus.

The school was scheduled to meet with the student's parents Monday.

The district governing board could show leniency, but state statutes deem expulsion as the punishment, Holland said.

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