Authorities in Cincinnati say no charges will be filed against an 8-year-old boy who was taken into custody after brandishing a handgun on a suburban school bus.

A Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman says the matter has been referred to the department of Job and Family Services for appropriate followup.

Deputies answered a report by a Mount Healthy school bus driver this morning and found that a third-grader at Duvall Elementary School had taken a loaded .38-caliber Beretta from his backpack.

Investigators say the boy did not make any threats but did point the gun — while still in its holster — at 12 other students.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.