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Montgomery student shot with airsoft gun

Update at 12:15 p.m.

The Post's Michael Birnbaum reports that the student was using an airsoft gun. The student who was hit has been treated and is fine.

Original post:

Montgomery County police say a middle school student shot another student with a BB gun Thursday morning.

Police spokeswoman Angela Cruz said a call came in at 8:50 a.m. about a student who was shot at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring.

Cruz said the student who was shot suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. She said police found the gun and detained the student who fired it.

-- Associated Press


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By Washington Post Editors  |  May 6, 2010; 10:57 AM ET
Categories:  Montgomery , Schools  | Tags: Middle school, Montgomery, Silver Spring Maryland, bb gun, student shot with bb gun  
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AIRSOFT GUNS SHOULD BE KEPT FOR THE AIRSOFT FIELD! NOT SCHOOL! PARENTS: BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR KID AN AIRSOFT GUN, BE PREPARED TO TEACH THEM HOW TO BE RESPONSIBLE WITH IT! CLEARLY, THIS KID'S PARENTS SET HIM UP FOR FAILURE. HERE'S AN EASY OUTLINE FOR BASIC SAFETY: www.airsplat.com/airsoft-safety.htm

Pardon the capitol letters, but I am a dedicated airsoft player and it bugs me to no length when I see kids being reckless with my sport.

Posted by: JakeDurfee | May 6, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

It's things like this which are making it hard for airsoft to be accepted. This is also a great website that can inform parents about the proper rules and regulations and responsibilities of buying airsoft guns for their kids is Airsplat.com . They’re a great resource for how to play, a national listing of playing fields, and proper use and law enforcement regulations regarding these. They also sell airsoft items at the best prices around. Check them out at www.Airsplat.com

Posted by: stinky1108 | May 11, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I agree with these guys. I am an avid Airsoft player and feel as though people and parents do not take enough time to educate and knowledge their children in proper safety precautions and usage of these models. School is not going to teach your children everything about life and those who don't spend enough time with their kids will find that out somewhere down the line with situations and issues like this one when it could have been avoided. Airsplat.com supports the Airsoft sport as well as it's Safety. Don't let this happen to you and read Airsplat's safety page for more info:

http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-safety.htm

Posted by: DizzleFaShizzle | May 11, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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