Student suspended after pellet gun shoots 2 kids
May 11, 2011
AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado fifth-grader has been suspended after allegedly shooting two first-graders with an Airsoft pellet gun on a school bus.
Arapahoe County sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Louie Perea tells KMGH-TV in Denver that investigators are trying to determine if the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional or accidental and if charges are warranted. He says the pellets didn’t penetrate the skin.
Cherry Creek School District spokeswoman Tustin Amole says the 11-year-old student who fired the pellet gun is an Aspen Crossing Elementary School student. She says he was immediately suspended and faces an expulsion hearing within 10 school days.
On Monday, Lakewood police arrested a 10-year-old boy accused of shooting six classmates with a BB gun while the teacher wasn’t looking. No serious injuries were reported.