My mother road a school bus in Cooper Township, Clearfield County ( Now West Branch schools ) in the 1940s. Her bus driver had his rifle with him during deer season.
Yup there is absolutely a people problem in this country not to be confused for a gun problem!All These stories reinforce the idea that we have a "People Problem" in this world, not a "Gun problem"
I did the same in the 70's. Waugh!A friend shot on the school rifle team and he told me on days they had a match after school he would check his school rifle out and just take it to last period class with him. It would be cased and sitting right beside him during class.