Robbinsdale school officials are investigating a gun found on a roadway that was handled by a seventh grade student, WCCO reports.
Around 8 a.m. Thursday, a school bus driver for the Robbinsdale School District noticed something on the side of the road and asked a middle school student to get off the bus and see what it was.
After learning the item was a gun, the driver asked the child to bring the weapon to him.
The driver reported the incident to the school and intended to take the gun to the bus company's dispatch office. It is not known if the gun was loaded, school officials say.
In a letter to parents, Robbinsdale Middle School Principal John Cook acknowledges the situation was unsafe and commends the student for following the instructions of an adult responsible for the student's well-being.
The bus company, Minnesota Transportation Network, tells WCCO that the driver who discovered the gun in no longer an employee.