2 arrested after Kent school bus driver threatened

Two young men were arrested Thursday for threatening the driver of a Kent school bus and flashing a handgun at him, police said.

The incident happened about 3 p.m. at 64th Avenue South and West Meeker Street while the school bus driver was stopped at a red light.

Two boys, whose ages were not immediately available, were standing at a public bus stop nearby and began shouting threats at the bus driver, police said.

One boy showed a handgun tucked into his waistband, police said.

The bus driver continued down the street and called 911.

Officers found the boys nearby and took them into custody. One had a handgun on him. They were booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police said the threats were directed at the bus driver, not at students on board.

“The bus driver conducted himself in a professional and thoughtful manger considering these circumstances,” police Commander Jarod Kasner said.

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