Middle School Student Arrested for Pointing Finger Guns at Classmates

A 12-year-old middle school student in Overland Park, Kansas, was arrested and charged with a felony after she formed a gun using her index finger and thumb and pretended to shoot four classmates.

The Kansas City Star reports that the female student was asked by another classmate, "If you could kill five people in the class, who would they be?" The girl used a finger gun to shoot four classmates, then turned it on herself.

A student who witnessed the situation reported the incident using a school app, and everyone involved was called into the principal's office. The girl admitted to staff and the school resource officer that she used a finger gun, but says she never intended to insinuate that she would hurt them.

Later that day, she was arrested and charged with a felony for threatening other students. She was then escorted out of the school in handcuffs.

This incident comes just weeks after two boys in the same school district brought guns to school. They claim they had no plans to use the weapons at any point, and school staff confiscated the guns from their backpacks during the school day. Both were charged with a misdemeanor.

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