Marion officials taking report of
gun on bus very seriously
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From the Sept. 7, 2016 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   These days any time the word "gun" is used in the same sentence as the word "school", it immediately becomes a serious concern. So, when reports began to surface of a Marion County Middle/High School student having a gun on a school bus last week, it started a stream of concerns and actions.
   The school system received a call one afternoon last week from someone who had apparently gotten a photo from the social media "Snapchat" application that showed a student on a local school bus with a gun. Assistant Superintendent Glenn Tidwell said the school system contacted the Marion County Sheriff's Office to investigate.
   Sheriff Derrell Neal said he immediately ... The rest of the story.