Charges filed against boy who brought pellet gun to school

March 6, 2012 5:21 am

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State police have filed charges against an 11-year-old Butler County boy accused of bringing an Airsoft BB gun to school last week.

The boy, whose name has not been released, now faces juvenile charges of making terroristic threats, having a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct, state police said Monday night.

Police said the boy brought the gun to the Moraine Elementary School in Prospect on Thursday, showed it to another student and began making threats. School administrators contacted state police, who took the boy into custody and required him to undergo a mental health evaluation.

State police said no one was in danger when the boy brought the gun to school because it is a non-lethal replica of a real firearm that shoots out plastic pellets as opposed to bullets.

Rumors that the students had a "hit list" do not appear to be true, police said.

First Published 2012-03-06 00:08:35

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