Charges Pending in Rocky Run Pellet Gun Incident
Two students were struck by pellet gun or BB gun after outdoor assembly on the last day of school; injuries not serious.
Charges are pending Friday against a group of juveniles who shot two students at Rocky Run Middle School with a pellet or BB gun.
The two students, a boy, 14, and a girl, 13, were struck on their way back into the school from an outdoor assembly Friday morning. The shots were fired from the woods next to the school.
The school went into “secure the building status” just before 10 a.m. Friday morning. The doors were then locked from the outside for under an hour and police secured a perimeter around the school.
After about half an hour, police apprehended a group of suspects. Though they were not able to immediately release information on the number of people involved in the incident, police do not believe that any in the group of juveniles attend the school.
Police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell said that both students who were hit were taken to INOVA Fair Oaks hospital. They were treated for their non-life-threatening injuries and released.
“Police do look at this very seriously because people were injured,” Caldwell said.
The incident occurred on the last day of school.
Story updated at 12:34 p.m.