Burton man stops attempted robbery
A Burton gun owner told police he broke up an attempted robbery near his house Saturday morning.
At about 5:10 a.m., the resident heard shouting coming from a road near his home.
He looked outside and saw a vehicle parked in the street, with two people -- a man and a woman -- standing nearby. The man was holding the muzzle of a handgun to another man's head.
The resident retrieved his shotgun, went outside and fired two rounds into the air, causing the suspects to flee.
The victim told police the man and the woman ran into a nearby wooded area, and the man fired his weapon twice into the air while fleeing. A red four-door sedan then picked the suspects up and left.
The victim said he and a friend were driving through the neighborhood and had stopped to ask for directions when the assailant pulled the pistol and demanded money.
Mother claims son slapped by bus driver
The mother of an 8-year-old Lady's Island boy reported he had been "slapped" on the back by a school bus driver.
The mother told police she wrote a note to the school principal, explaining that the boy did not have a library book because he forgot it on the bus and the driver would not allow him back on to get it. She said the driver later confronted the boy, asking him, "Why did you lie to the principal?"
The bus driver told police the boy was allowed to look for the book but could not find it. The driver admitted to speaking to the boy about the note, but denied "any physical contact" with him, according to the incident report.
The following reports were released Sunday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office:
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