Published: Jan 25, 2012 5:28 PM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested a 10-year-old boy for Possession of a Weapon on School Property after he was found with a knife on a school bus. The boy is a Punta Gorda resident.

The school bus driver said a student on her bus with a knife; she was told to stop the bus and wait for deputies. CCSO was notified at 3:27 p.m. and responded to Marion Avenue and Florida Street, east of Punta Gorda. The driver said she was told by another student that the boy had a knife and was playing with it by repeatedly opening and closing it. The driver said she asked the boy to give her the knife, and he did.

The East Elementary School student was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail for booking and later released to the custody of his parents for a court date.