GLOVERSVILLE — A 16-year-old Gloversville student allegedly shot another student with a BB gun Monday in the Gloversville Middle School.
Gloversville Police arrested the boy Tuesday after district officials were made aware of the incident that morning and reported it to police.
The student was charged with three misdemeanors and a violation: second-degree menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, attempted assault and unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to a release from the Gloversvile Police Department.
The alleged victim told police the teen chased him and shot him with a BB pistol at the middle school; he suffered a minor injury of bruising and pain, according to police.
While the student’s were high schoolers, the incident occured in the middle school, Gloversville Police Lt. Brad Schaffer said Friday. He said the students were authorized to be at the middle school. He also said the students provided conflicting accounts about what happened.
In a letter to the community Tuesday, Robert DeLilli, interim superintendent, said school officials were made aware of the incident after one of the parent’s of the students involved called them Tuesday morning. District officials then interviewed the student and contacted police, who recovered the BB pistol from the suspect’s home, Schaffer said.
DeLilli, in the letter, said the incident happened near administrative offices on the basement level of the middle school. He said the student who was arrested is now prohibited from being on school grounds.
“As educators and as parents ourselves, we are deeply concerned by incidents such as the one that occurred Monday,” he wrote.