2017-05-31 / Front Page

Boy Shoots Teacher Accidentally With BB Gun

An 11-year-old boy accidentally shot his teacher with a BB gun at his Elmhurst school on May22, police said.

Cops said the boy brought the BB gun into Intermediate School 5 on 51st Avenue at about 2 p.m. on May 22.

As he was showing the BB gun to fellow students it went off, hit a wall and struck the 45-year-old teacher in the ankle, police said.

Police who were called to the school confiscated the gun and completed a juvenile report, an NYPD spokesperson said.

The teacher refused medical treatment at the scene, a fire spokesperson said.
Department of Education officials said administrators at the school acted “quickly and appropriately,” alerting police and filing appropriate paperwork.

It was unclear where the boy found the gun.

–Liz Goff

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