WICHITA, Kansas -- Three middle school students say they were threatened by a fellow student with a gun on their walk home from school.
Now, police are investigating and have a juvenile in custody.
Wichita police say it all happened after school and off school property.
It has left at least one family frightened for their teenager.
It happened near Hadley Middle School in the 1100 block of N. Dougherty.
The bell sounded Tuesday at 3:10 p.m. as it always does at Hadley Middle School, but about 20 minutes after school let out, three 14-year-old students say they were faced with a scary situation when another 14-year-old boy approached them off school grounds.
"This 14-year-old student that confronted the others, had a black handgun, pointed it at one of the students and threatened to shoot the student," said Wichita Police Department's Lt. Doug Nolte.
That student is Elizabeth Gingerich's granddaughter.
The teen told her grandmother what happened that afternoon.
"They ran and went back, I guess there was some teachers standing out by the buses," said Gingerich.
The teens told school employees and were picked up by family members.
Both investigators and school officials say they do not believe the gun was ever on school property, but police say the suspect lives nearby.
"They say they saw the kid go to a car, and then, he came away from it, come at them, flashing a gun," said Gingerich.
The girl's grandmother says she's been increasingly concerned about the safety of her granddaughter on the walk home from school.
"The teachers and school say they cannot do anything because of not being on school property," said Gingerich.
The girl's family has since pulled her out of school.
As for police, they are investigating where, exactly, the gun came from and whether or not it was real.