Two elementary school students are accused of shooting classmates with an airsoft pistol on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bus. The students involved go to Tuckaseegee Elementary.
The incident happened Monday, but Channel 9 discovered many parents who were not notified.
The school district said three students were injured and that they notified the parents of those students right away.
"It's a little alarming," said Lorie Jackson, who has a fifth-grader at Tuckaseegee Elementary.
While she lives just feet from the school's front door, she didn't know about the incident until Eyewitness News told her.
"That's a letdown, because if something is going on at the school, parents should know about it the same day it is going on," Jackson said.
A spokesperson for the school district says the students were injured with plastic pellets, not BBs. Eyewitness News asked why all parents were not alerted.
The school district told Channel 9 by phone that originally only the parents of kids on the bus would be notified. An hour later, they called back and said all parents at the school would receive an alert.
According to the school's code of conduct, if a student brings an air pistol to school, then he or she could receive a punishment ranging from a one-day suspension up to expulsion.
While CMS police investigate, parents like Jackson said they just want their children safe and hope to be alerted sooner of these types of incidents.
"Whether it's a BB gun or whatever type, they need to notify the parents as soon as possible," said Jackson.
Since Channel 9 started asking questions, the principal sent out an email notifying all parents at the school. There is no word on the extent of the injuries for the three students.