Point Boro Boy Firing BB Gun Under Police Investigation

Boy fired BB gun into middle school windows


A 15-year-old boy is under police investigation for having a BB gun and firing it into Memorial Middle School windows, police said Wednesday.

Police received a report at about 1 p.m. Tuesday that a male dressed in black had a handgun at the middle school field, said Captain Richard Larsen.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 15-year-old with a BB gun who was with two 14-year-olds. The older boy had fired the BB gun at the school, cracking at least a few windows, Larsen said.

The 15-year-old was taken into custody, interviewed at the police department and then released to the custody of his mother, Larsen said.

No charges have been filed so far, but Officer Chris Woit is continuing to investigate, said Larsen, adding that a BB gun is a firearm and can be extremely dangerous.

Da Poppa July 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Caution? Certainly. "Send the kid to a shrink because he's a step away from strapping on ammo and carrying an AK47 into a school and he should be sent to a jail and surgically attach to his parents hip for the rest of his life" over the top reactionism? Absolutely not.
Laura July 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Da Poppa, how do you know the child doesn't need a therapist? The Boro has a problem with juveniles in this town. What's your answer? Slapping them on the wrist. 15 is old enough to know what's acceptable and what isn't. This is no 10 year-old that we are talking about.
Da Poppa July 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Laura, how do you know he does need therapy? He needs proper punishment, not a trip to someone that will ask what bothering him and how we can help him, that's not a punishment. That's the slap on the wrist you sneer at. And the problems with juveniles in this town is bigger than some dopey kid with a toy shooting pellets at a school. It's the lack of control exercised over kids at school, where drug use and dealing runs rampant; it's the police in this town cruising around town in a car instead of being actively engaged in crime prevention; and most importantly it's the parents at home being too lazy to take an interest in their children, their children's friends and their children's activities. Not in a joined at the hip sort of way, but a genuine interest in the child's activities and well being. I'm not blind to the juvenile crime problems in this town. The Barth story reported on this site is the tip of the iceberg. And the daughter didn't just start this life of crime. It didn't spring of whole cloth out of thin air. And it is not an isolated incident. But don't make the mistake of thinking dishing out a non-punishment of therapy or and unjust punishment of jail for a teenage prank will solve anything.
Judge Smails July 13, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I sentenced boys younger than him to the gas chamber. Didn't want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.
PromiseKeeper July 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The BB gun in this case is smarter than most people on this post. This is a simple case of mischief...Boys will be boys..Not a smart thing for the kid to do,he's caught now...Explain to the "boy" which he is, that this is a Bozo nono!!! Take his gun away, have his family pay for damage, give him a little community service(cleaning the school grounds and learning to respect public property etc etc)..We don't need to "pole vault over mouse turds on this one,do we?" Da Poppa thanks for common sense,too bad it;s not so common anymore!!!


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