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Sheriff: Child pulls unloaded BB gun on fellow student, pulls trigger

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Rosman Elementary School (May 29, 2014/FOX Carolina) Rosman Elementary School (May 29, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Sheriff Mahoney said the gun appeared to be  BB gun and no projectile came out of it when the student pulled the trigger. (May 29, 2014/FOX Carolina) Sheriff Mahoney said the gun appeared to be BB gun and no projectile came out of it when the student pulled the trigger. (May 29, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ROSMAN, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Rosman Elementary School in Transylvania County on Thursday after reports of a student with a gun.

Sheriff David Mahoney said around 4 p.m. it was reported that one student pulled a handgun on another student and pulled the trigger.

Mahoney said the gun appeared to be a BB gun and no projectile came out of it when the student pulled the trigger.

According to Mahoney, the incident was witnessed by several students who went and told school staff.

He described the children involved as "very young" boys, but did not give their age or grade level.

No one was reported injured in the incident at this time.

He said they have already interviewed the potential victim and will be interviewing the other child on Thursday night.

Students were returned to their parents around 5:45 p.m.

"We had a system in place where we were able to divert everyone from this location to another location, where they could get some information," Mahoney said.

"Very quickly we were able to secure the scene, clear the school, make sure there were no injuries and start reintroducing those students to their parents. That's because of all the great cooperation we got all the way around," Mahoney said. 

The sheriff said his own child also goes to the school.

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris said they are working with the student on the issues that may have led to the incident. He said they are also working with his family so something similar doesn't happen again.

McDaris said they do not believe he is a threat to other students and believe that the student will be in the Transylvania County school system when the new school year begins in August.

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