Student shot with BB gun at school

GLOVERSVILLE — City police took a 16-year-old male into custody at Gloversville High School Tuesday for allegedly shooting another juvenile with a BB pistol several times the day before inside of the Gloversville Middle School.

The juvenile suspect was charged with misdemeanors for second-degree menacing, endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree attempted assault and a violation for unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Due to the male’s age and the charges filed against him, city police said in a press release Tuesday that no information regarding his identity can be released.

City police responded to the high school Tuesday for the report of a juvenile male that had been shot several times with a BB pistol.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who alleged that he had been approached by the suspect in the middle school on Monday around 11 a.m., who then chased him and shot him with a BB pistol. The victim sustained a minor injury as a result of the incident.

Members of the Gloversville Police Department Patrol Division were able to quickly locate the suspect and take him into custody. The BB pistol used in the offense was located and secured by the Gloversville Police Department Detective Division.

Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent Robert DeLilli was not immediately available for comment as of press time.

Members of both units interviewed several people before charging the suspect, who was processed and arraigned in Gloversville City Court.

By Patricia Older

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