10-Year-Old Accused Of Shooting Classmates With BB Gun

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A 10-year-old boy has been arrested after shooting classmates with a BB gun Monday.

Lynn Setzer with Jefferson County Public Schools confirmed the boy brought a BB gun to Stein Elementary School in Lakewood and shot six of his classmates when the teacher wasn’t looking.

None of the students were seriously hurt. Parents came to school to check on their injured children. Only one parent ended up taking her child home.

Lakewood police were called and arrested the 4th grader.

The boy faces municipal assault and dangerous missile charges. The boy and his parents are due to appear in court in June.

Letter sent to parents:

Dear parents,

I want to make you aware of an incident that happened at our school today involving some of our students.

A Stein student brought a BB gun to school today and during class time, used the gun against several other students in class. None of the students were seriously injured. Staff members confiscated the gun and Lakewood Police were notified – they are now handling the investigation.

The school district has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to weapons at school. The district’s policy JICI spells out that zero tolerance.

Your student’s safety is always our highest priority and our safety regulations are designed to take as many precautions as we can to prevent potentially dangerous situations from occurring.

Please take this opportunity to reinforce with your student that he/she has an important role in keeping Stein a safe place. If your student should ever hear of an unsafe situation, please contact a teacher, the school administration and/or the police immediately.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 303-982-7407.


Socorro Alarcon
Principal, Stein Elementary

  • Quint Palmer

    I hope they don’t pat this little punk on the head and say, “poor baby. You couldn’t help herself'”, and then let him off scotfree. No, I hope he is prosecuted and that his father lays a whuppin’ down on this boy that he’ll never forget. Coddling isn’t going to get the job done.

  • beatrix pierre

    Does the principal need a proofreader? Dear parents should be Dear Parents. Your student’s should be Your child’s. Teachers and schools have students. Parents have children.

    I’m with Quint Palmer. I hope the boy doesn’t get away with a wrist slap.

  • Oz

    The fact that the principal doesn’t even know how to write a proper letter indicates the level of education these kids are receiving.

    They should give the kid a medal for interrupting a tedious indoctrination session and for teaching a more valuable lesson than whatever was being “taught” in class: that real life always carries risk. Well done, kid, don’t let ’em break your spirit. :)

  • krazy

    i think it was dumb and stupid.i went to stein elemantery and we did crazy stuff like that but we wouldnt take any guns or weapons.im in middle school now and I think its just crazy. I wonder what his parents are like??

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