- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) - Police have arrested a 12-year-old student for shooting another boy with a BB gun at Faribault Middle School.

A staff member notified the Faribault Police school resource officer about the shooting around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. The school went into lockdown, and a teacher located the suspect within minutes.

The suspect told the officer and school staff that he had used a BB handgun. The weapon was found in a backpack in his locker.

The 13-year-old victim suffered a minor injury to his arm. The boy said he was confronted by the suspect in a restroom and shot. He immediately reported the incident to school staff.

The suspect was arrested and taken to a secure juvenile facility, pending charges. No other staff or students were hurt.



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