Boy Fires BB Gun Pellets at Washington Elementary School Students, No Significant Injuries Reported

Published : Friday, November 15, 2019 | 6:24 AM

Three Washington Elementary School students were struck by BB pellets after an unidentified 9-year-old classmate brought a BB pistol to school and opened fire Thursday morning about 7:30 a.m.

All three students received only minor injuries that did not require medical treatment and were taken home by parents, authorities said.

The BB gun shooting at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School at 1520 N. Raymond Ave. occurred at virtually the same time as the Saugus High School shooting in Santa Clarita which left two students dead and three injured.

There are no indications the two incidents are related, according to Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe.

The boy suspected of the Pasadena BB gun attack could not be located immediately after the shooting, but he was brought to Pasadena police headquarters by his mother about 2 p.m., according to Lt. Kim Smith.

He was interviewed and processed, Smith said, and ultimately released to his parents about 4:30 p.m.

It is not yet known what disciplinary actions may be taken against the boy, Smith said.

Pasadena Unified School District spokesperson Hilda Ramirez stressed that student safety is a top priority with the District.

“The school and the District always take all incidents involving student-in-school safety very seriously,” said PUSD spokesperson Hilda Ramirez.

“We are fully investigating the circumstances of today’s incident,” Ramirez said Thursday. “We’ll be talking with students about safety and security on campus. The school is going to send a message home to parents. ”

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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