29 May 2012

Student in court over BB gun incident

3:52 pm on 29 May 2012

A boy has appeared in the Hamilton Youth Court after an incident in which a Paeroa College student was shot in the head and face three times with pellets from a BB gun.

The spring-loaded weapon was also aimed at the teacher, Felise Tai'i, who tackled the boy to the ground and held him there until police arrived on Monday.

On Tuesday, the 14-year-old faced five charges, including two charges of assault with a weapon and one charge of possession of a firearm.

He also faces expulsion from Paeroa College.

The school is reviewing its security policies following the incident.