AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A fifth grade student has been suspended after shooting two classmates with an airsoft gun Tuesday morning.

The child shot the plastic pellet gun at two other students, hitting both. It happened on a school bus heading to Aspen Crossing Elementary in Aurora. One child was hit near the eye, the other near the neck.

“We take the safety of children very seriously. This is an opportunity to review with your child the attached Cherry Creek School District weapons policy. Your child’s teachers also will be reviewing this policy over the next few days,” Principal Denise Maxwell said in a statement to parents.

Neither child was seriously hurt.

The Cherry Creek School District is investigating.

Comments (2)
  1. tdog2 says:

    This kid was my brothers friend. Thank god that my brother was not on the bus! This kid should have known better!!!!!! Come on you are in 5th grade you should know better then to shoot classmates. I think that the parents should talk to there kids more about bringing guns to school, just a talk could have prevented this whole thing.

  2. Harvey says:

    Yes, he should have known better than to take it on a bus these days. However, whoever wrote the above article needs to be educated as to the fact that there is a distinct difference between a pellet rifle and an air-soft type toy.

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