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Two face charges after gun is brandished at school bus in Norfolk, police say

No one was injured, and it isn't clear at this time what caused the incident.

NORFOLK, Va. — Two people face charges after brandishing a gun at a school bus driver in Norfolk on Wednesday, according to police. 

The incident happened around 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Scott Street and Trant Avenue. Police received reports that the person in question was a woman. 

On Thursday, police confirmed that two people had been arrested for being involved in this incident. 

Christine I. McDuffy, 36, and Serquiz N. Harris, 35, were both charged with possession of a firearm on school property and brandishing.

No one was hurt, and it isn't clear at this time what caused the incident. 

Valerie Thomas, a longtime resident of the Ingleside neighborhood, said she had never seen this kind of violence in the neighborhood and is calling for more protection of students.

"I think the bus driver's job is to drive, but there should be another adult from the school riding on the bus to keep the children calm and in their seats in a fashionable manner where they are not screaming at each other across the aisleway," said Thomas. 

A spokesperson for Norfolk Public Schools released the following statement Thursday afternoon:

"The incident happened at a bus stop on a route for Norview Middle School. Again, Norfolk Police responded immediately. The students on the bus were transported to school and arrived safely. In addition, staff ensured the safe transport of students home at the end of the school day. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority."

Under Virginia law, it's a class 1 misdemeanor to brandish or hold a firearm in a way that reasonably induces fear. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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