Student fingered in gun prank
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.