- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say a 12-year-old boy is facing criminal charges for allegedly bringing bullets to his West Springfield school last month.

Chief Ron Campurciani tells The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/2dexBB3 ) the boy brought three live rounds of 9 mm ammunition to the middle school on Sept. 27.

The chief says the boy also used an online messaging app to threaten a student who turned him in and said that if he had a gun he would use it on kids who gave him a hard time.

A recent show-cause hearing found enough evidence to charge the boy with illegally possessing ammunition and threatening to commit a crime.

Police say the boy got the bullets from his older brother, a legal gun owner.

School officials say they “took action” against the boy.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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