New London, NC – A mother received a text message from her 11-year-old son that he was being bullied on a bus and showed up at the bus stop with a rifle.
The mother was caught on camera with the semi-automatic rifle but said she meant no hard, according to WSOC.
She claimed that before the bus arrived, there were dangerous animals coming out of the woods near where she lived so she grabbed her gun.
"If they were here they would have seen coyotes on my property," the mother said according to WSOC. "I was scaring coyotes off. When I was coming back up to my house is when the bus pulled up."
The bus driver called the mother over to talk to her about what occurred on the bus and the mother still had the rifle in her hands. The mother said that’s when someone recorded her.
"I would not hurt nobody else's child because I wouldn't want it done to my child," the mother said, whose name was not released by the TV station.
According to the Stanly County Sheriff’s Department, the mother didn’t assault anyone. She also didn’t point the gun at anyone or make any threats. Police said the woman would not be charged, according to WSOC.
"Obviously we're gonna suggest no one take a gun to a bus stop to pick up a child, but as far as criminal we can't find a crime here," Stanly County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Huneycutt told WSOC.
A Stanly County Schools spokesman for the school district said that it took appropriate action against the bully on the bus, according to Yahoo.
Stanly County Schools Superintendent Jeff James told Yahoo that the mother said she forgot she was carrying a gun. James said it was not fair to upset the students.