Stu­dent fin­gered in gun prank

Edmonton Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

Dur­ing a class­room dis­cus­sion in Over­land Park, Kan., a stu­dent asked a mid­dle school girl which five class­mates she would kill if she could.

She ex­tended her fore­fin­ger to im­i­tate a gun, and pointed at four stu­dents last month. Then, she turned the pre­tend “gun” on her­self, the Kansas City Star re­ported.

The girl, who was re­ported on the school’s anti-bul­ly­ing app, now faces a felony charge for threat­en­ing her class­mates, just one week af­ter two boys at a neigh­bour­ing mid­dle school were charged with mis­de­meanors af­ter they were caught with real guns in their back­packs.

“I think that this is some­thing that prob­a­bly could have been han­dled in the prin­ci­pal’s of­fice and got com­pletely out of hand,” Jon Ca­vanaugh, the girl’s grand­fa­ther, told the Star. “She was just mouthing off.”

The teen was taken to a nearby ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity. She will have her first hear­ing in ju­ve­nile court on Tues­day, the Star re­ported.

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