13-year-old who pointed BB gun at Madison bus arrested

A teenage boy who pointed a BB gun at a Madison Metro bus Tuesday afternoon was arrested, police said.

Madison police said a 13-year-old pointed a BB gun at middle school students who were riding on a Madison Metro Bus at 2:50 p.m.

Police said students reported the incident to their parents, who notified police.

Officers made contact with the 13-year-old at his home, according to the report. The boy acknowledged having a BB gun but said he threw it in the Yahara River on his way home.

Police said some people who saw the gun didn’t know it was a fake and were shocked and scared when it was pointed at the bus.

The boy was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center and faces a tentative charge of disorderly conduct while armed.