WELLSTON, MO. (KTVI) - The mother of a Normandy High School student saw people exchanging guns in the school parking lot Tuesday afternoon, according to the Wellston Police Department.
Four people, who were inside two vehicles, were arrested and police said they found two guns in the vehicles.
"We are not sure what the plan was, but we believe something bad could have happened," Wellston Police Department Sgt. Marvin Berry said.
At least two of them are Normandy students.
"This is alarming as a parent, who cares about these children," Lawanda Turner said. "It is really scary."
The parent, who said she saw the exchange, told a security guard.
"That guard called police and were had the suspects shortly after," Sgt. Marvin Berry said. "It played a big role because she could have just looked the other way, but she didn't."
The school was not available for comment.
"This is scary for all of us, and it is something that needs to be taken care of," Turner said. "It could have been a lot worse."
Police told FOX2 the guns were loaded.
"They could face charges for having them on school property," Sgt. Berry said. "It's not the place for weapons."
Sgt. Berry told FOX2 that the guns "were not stolen."