Kid Brings BB Gun to School to Scare Bullies

Boy, 10, faces charges; told cops he had been picked on
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 18, 2012 2:47 PM CDT
Kid Brings BB Gun to School to Scare Bullies
The gun shot BB's, but some students apparently thought it was real.   (Shutterstock)

Police say a 10-year-old Ohio boy told them he brought a BB gun to school to intimidate students who bullied him because he wears ankle braces and is small for his age. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports he'll be charged in juvenile court with inducing panic for taking the BB gun to his elementary school Monday. A principal reported that a handful of students saw the weapon, and an officer says the children believed the gun was real. One said the boy, who claimed he got the gun from his mother, threatened to fire it. (More bullying stories.)

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