Police in Overland Park, Kansas has arrested a thirteen-year-old girl who attends Westridge Middle School for pointing her finger like a gun at four classmates.
They have charged the girl with a felony. The school resource officer placed the girl under arrest and called in the police. The school is now trying to distance itself from the situation, blaming the police department alone for the decision to prosecute.But, how did the police become involved?
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The unidentified student was arrested on Sept. 18 after police say “she made a threat at Westridge Middle School with her finger,” WDAF-TV reported. According to the Kansas City Star, the girl “formed a gun with her fingers, pointed at four of her … classmates one at a time, and then turned the pretend weapon toward herself.”
“No actual weapon [was] found…it was a finger pointed like a gun,” Shawnee Mission School District spokesperson David Smith told WDAF.
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A person familiar with a more detailed incident report spoke to The Star on condition of anonymity. The person said that during a class discussion, another student asked the girl, if she could kill five people in the class, who would they be? In response, the girl allegedly pointed her finger pistol — like the ones many children use playing cops and robbers.
Because of that gesture, The Star was told, the girl was sent to Principal Jeremy McDonnell’s office, and the other students involved were also talked to. The school resource officer recommended that she be arrested, the source said. She was detained by police and later released to her mother.