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Auburn bus stopped over toy gun

AUBURN (WGME) -- Parents are reacting after a toy gun put the brakes on a school bus ride home in Auburn Wednesday.

School officials say sometime in the afternoon at Sherwood Heights Elementary School, students were heading home on the bus when the driver overheard a student say something about a gun.

The driver was concerned, so he pulled over and called police.

Auburn Police responded and tell CBS 13 News they found a toy gun.  School officials say it was in the students backpack and no threats were made.

Some parents we spoke with, however, say they're still bothered by the incident.

"It shouldn't be brought to school. [It's] something that should've stayed at home," said Donna Nava, a parent.

"I don't think toy guns should be anywhere," said Nate Cyr.  "Parents should be checking the backs.  I know we do."

CBS 13 News spoke with another parent off camera who tells us this is concerning but it's important not to blow it out of proportion either.

School officials say their toy policy allows some toys in school, toy guns are never allowed.  They say they do plan on meeting with this student and the student's parents tomorrow.