Boy robs schoolmate with BB gun

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Police are questioning a 12-year-old boy who robbed another student using a BB gun, at a school on Chicago’s Northwest side.

The incident happened about 2:40 p.m. Friday at Palmer Elementary school, on 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.

According to police, the boy held the gun to the chest of a 13-year-old boy in a bathroom, then took and took $5 from him. The gun had a magazine that could have held a live round of ammunition.

The boy could face armed robbery charges, police said.

Chicago Public Schools did not release any details, but released a statement regarding the robbery:

“When school officials learned of the incident, police were called and the CPS does not tolerate the presence of any weapon of any kind on school property for the safety and security of our schools, students, staff and visitors,” a spokesman said in a statement. “School officials took the appropriate steps of notifying CPD, who then took immediate action at the school.”


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