Boy Charged With Pellet Gun Assault

By: Katherine Cook
By: Katherine Cook

14-year-old Chris Brookins says he can still feel the sting of pellet wounds on his body after he says a classmate attacked him with a battery-operated fully automatic pellet gun Friday Morning. According to police, the attack happened at 7:55 in front of Carmel Middle school.
Brookins says after the attack, he told the school principle and called his parents, who say they can't believe how long it took for the student to be confronted.
"It was hours later when they got the gun away from the student," said Brookins' mother Marie. "He was in class with this pellet gun."
District officials' only comment was they believe the staff acted appropriately by calling police.
The boy with the pellet gun was charged with 3rd degree assault, misdemeanor menacing and suspended, but Brookin's parents say they want to see the boy expelled.
"There's a line," said Brookins' father David. "If a kid pushes another kid or knocks the books out of his hands, that's one thing, but a kid shows up wit ha sem- automatic weapon-- toy or not, that's another."

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