LAS VEGAS - Sabrina Palafox says she couldn't believe it when her 7-year-old son came home Monday from Ruthe Deskin Elementary School with bullets in his book bag.
"How did this kid get a hold of the bullets," she asked. "Was there a gun? Nobody knows."
Palafox says her son told her another boy gave him the bullets. That boy allegedly told Palafox's son not to tell anyone about the ammunition.
Palafox's son spoke up anyway. On Tuesday, the second grader and his father went to the school with the bullets and told administrators what happened.
"How does it go by all these people, the parents, the school, the bus driver, and then it comes to me," Palafox asked. "I'm the one that addresses (it), and how does it go by all these people and they have no clue?"
The school's reaction angered Palafox even more. The school suspended her son for possession of dangerous objects on the bus. Palafox says her son did the right thing. Now, he's being punished for it.
"He shouldn't have accepted the bullets, but where is the 'good job' at? You did a good job telling your parent. Now we know, because the school, the principal, the assistant principal, the bus driver, none of them had a clue what was going on," she said.
The school district can't comment specifically on Palafox's son, but did confirm it is investigating the matter. Clark County School District officials say in situations like this, all students are suspended pending an investigation, regardless of fault. Palafox says a parent-teacher conference is scheduled Wednesday morning to discuss the incident.