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BB Guns

An appeals court in New Mexico ruled that a minor was properly convicted of assault and carrying a deadly weapon after bringing a BB gun to school and threatening to shoot his principal, whose discovery of a CO2 cartridge and observation of a bulge in the student's waistband proved the child “used” the weapon while making the threats. 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An appeals court in New Mexico ruled that a minor was properly convicted of assault and carrying a deadly weapon after bringing a BB gun to school and threatening to shoot his principal, whose discovery of a CO2 cartridge and observation of a bulge in the student's waistband proved the child “used” the weapon while making the threats. 

Categories / Appeals, Criminal

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