A Middlebrook Elementary student was arrested Wednesday for shooting another student in the foot with a BB gun, police say.
The student was booked on a count of aggravated battery after firing the gun and striking another student in the foot Tuesday. The juvenile victim was not injured, Lafayette Police spokesperson Cpl. Bridgette Dugas said.
A BB gun is an air gun designed to shoot metallic ball projectiles about .175 inches in diameter. The projectiles are commonly made of steel.
A student brought a BB gun to Cpl. Michael Middlebrook Elementary School on Tuesday, the Lafayette Parish School System says.
Dugas declined to offer more details about the incident, but said the investigation began Wednesday morning because the incident was not reported to the school resource officer until after students, including the juvenile suspect, had been dismissed for the day. Once all information was collected, the juvenile was arrested at the school, she said.
The names, ages, sex and races of the victim and suspect will not be released, she said. Cpl. Michael Middlebrook Elementary serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the Lafayette Parish School System website.
LPSS spokesperson Allison Dickerson confirmed Tuesday that a student was found on campus with a BB gun during school hours but did not provide more specific details. She said all LPSS policies and procedures were followed when the weapon was discovered.
This is the second arrest at the school in barely two weeks. On Nov. 19, Middlebrook employee George Theaux, 51, was arrested by a Lafayette Police Department school resource officer on a count of simple battery and issued a misdemeanor summons for a court appearance, Dugas said.
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