Update: Elementary School Student Sho...

Update: Elementary School Student Shot with Air-Soft, Not BB Gun

There are 73 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 22, 2013, titled Update: Elementary School Student Shot with Air-Soft, Not BB Gun. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

NBC29 has learned Thursday night that a student at Burnley Moran Middle School was shot by a BB gun while on a bus.

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United States

#22 Jan 25, 2013
WhoCares wrote:
So What? BFD! When I was in middle school our version of tag involved shooting each other with a bb gun. No head shots allowed. Society has become a bunch of liberal pansy wimps belly-aching over the slightest discomfort. Toughen up America!
Exactly! Some of us used the spring-loaded pellet guns with wad cutters (so as not to break the skin). He with the pellet gun was the most feared and avoided by other players because of better accuracy and range. However, BB guns had the advantage of the ability for multiple shots easier than the old spring-loaded pellet guns, which were 1 shot.

Maybe they should just ban high-capacity BB guns and depictions thereof. That means that the movie "A Christmas Story" and the poor old "...officialRedRydercarbi ne-actiontwohundredshotrangemo delairrifle..." currently available in stores would have to go bye-bye.
HAAAAAAAA

United States

#23 Jan 25, 2013
GoUVA wrote:
<quoted text>God I hope I run into someone playing a banjo while making sweet love to you so I can laugh! I was making a joke. What NORMAL kid has NOT been hit with a bb gun? Can the state of Virginia please ban braindead liberals or should we just spray for them?
I shot my husband in the leg with a BB gun last year... hahahahhahaaa
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Jan 25, 2013
kids with guns, just being kids
trouble

South Boston, VA

#25 Jan 25, 2013
So are all us now adults felonous slim for all friends we have shot with bb guns when growing up
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Jan 25, 2013
GoUVA wrote:
<quoted text> What NORMAL kid has NOT been hit with a bb gun?
http://foxandmaus.files.wordpress.com/2008/05...
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#27 Jan 25, 2013
WhoCares wrote:
So What? BFD! When I was in middle school our version of tag involved shooting each other with a bb gun. No head shots allowed. Society has become a bunch of liberal pansy wimps belly-aching over the slightest discomfort. Toughen up America!
Been there and done that. No head shots but one several inches below the center ,frontal belt line will take you out of the game for while.
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#28 Jan 25, 2013
Was it a rifle,pistol and was it a drive by or was it concealed in a Roy Rodger's lunch box?
Just Checking

Herndon, VA

#29 Jan 25, 2013
trouble wrote:
Was it a high capicity bb gun?
thank God they didnt arrest us as kids when we had bb gun wars
AMEN!!! My brother had a double barrel BB gun and he was king of the battlefield!!!
shaking

Newaygo, MI

#30 Jan 25, 2013
Laugh all you want, but this has nothing to do with gun regulation. No child should have a bb gun, or any gun, or any weapon of any kind on a school bus. That is an existing school rule and ought to be enforced.
22ikdasdf

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Jan 25, 2013
My 8 year old grandson was threatened on the bus by an older child who told him he would "kill him" with a bb gun. We told the school - and they did nothing to the child - only verbal - and told my grandson "you can't be killed with a bb gun"..........
basically making an 8 year old feel like he was stupid for being worried about it.
It was not taken seriously, yet my grandson dwelled on the threat for days before actually telling us what was wrong - why he was so apprehensive to get on the bus. Even asked me a few days before the truth came out - "what is a bb gun?".
I finally said after a day or two, "why are you so upset about riding the bus" - he finally told me - so of course i told his mom and she called the school - the way it was dealt with was a verbal scolding and put my grandson on the front of the bus. this happened just in the last month. the boy also told my grandson "i know where you live at" - this impressed upon my grandson so much, that he would go around closing the curtains in the house - before the truth came out - and we called the school.
RNR

Scottsville, VA

#32 Jan 25, 2013
Communications Officer wrote:
<quoted text>
Walker is a middle school as well
nope, its upper elementary not that it really matters I guess
Just Checking

Herndon, VA

#33 Jan 25, 2013
shaking wrote:
Laugh all you want, but this has nothing to do with gun regulation. No child should have a bb gun, or any gun, or any weapon of any kind on a school bus. That is an existing school rule and ought to be enforced.
I have seen kids hit other kids in the head with their school issued book while on the bus. Ban the book weapon!!! Hold the book publisher liable!!!
GML resident

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Jan 25, 2013
22ikdasdf wrote:
My 8 year old grandson was threatened on the bus by an older child who told him he would "kill him" with a bb gun. We told the school - and they did nothing to the child - only verbal - and told my grandson "you can't be killed with a bb gun"..........
basically making an 8 year old feel like he was stupid for being worried about it.
It was not taken seriously, yet my grandson dwelled on the threat for days before actually telling us what was wrong - why he was so apprehensive to get on the bus. Even asked me a few days before the truth came out - "what is a bb gun?".
I finally said after a day or two, "why are you so upset about riding the bus" - he finally told me - so of course i told his mom and she called the school - the way it was dealt with was a verbal scolding and put my grandson on the front of the bus. this happened just in the last month. the boy also told my grandson "i know where you live at" - this impressed upon my grandson so much, that he would go around closing the curtains in the house - before the truth came out - and we called the school.
You need to get to a store as fast as you can and buy your grandson a bb gun. He is WAY too sheltered.
Anonymous

Chantilly, VA

#35 Jan 25, 2013
GoUVA wrote:
<quoted text>God I hope I run into someone playing a banjo while making sweet love to you so I can laugh! I was making a joke. What NORMAL kid has NOT been hit with a bb gun? Can the state of Virginia please ban braindead liberals or should we just spray for them?
I am perfectly normal and I have never been hit by a BB Gun. I know plenty of other people, all normal, who haven't been either. If you think being shot by ANYTHING is 'normal', maybe you've been struck one too many times in the head. Too suggest that parents shouldn't be concerned over this is just plain ludicrous.
Anonymous

Chantilly, VA

#36 Jan 25, 2013
22ikdasdf wrote:
My 8 year old grandson was threatened on the bus by an older child who told him he would "kill him" with a bb gun. We told the school - and they did nothing to the child - only verbal - and told my grandson "you can't be killed with a bb gun"..........
basically making an 8 year old feel like he was stupid for being worried about it.
It was not taken seriously, yet my grandson dwelled on the threat for days before actually telling us what was wrong - why he was so apprehensive to get on the bus. Even asked me a few days before the truth came out - "what is a bb gun?".
I finally said after a day or two, "why are you so upset about riding the bus" - he finally told me - so of course i told his mom and she called the school - the way it was dealt with was a verbal scolding and put my grandson on the front of the bus. this happened just in the last month. the boy also told my grandson "i know where you live at" - this impressed upon my grandson so much, that he would go around closing the curtains in the house - before the truth came out - and we called the school.
It's great that you had the good sense to take your son seriously, even if school officials didn't. No child should have to constantly fear for their safety in the name of getting an education. As for those adults who refuse to take it seriously, they should be ashamed of themselves!
Liberalace

Collinsville, VA

#37 Jan 25, 2013
22ikdasdf wrote:
My 8 year old grandson was threatened on the bus by an older child who told him he would "kill him" with a bb gun. We told the school - and they did nothing to the child - only verbal - and told my grandson "you can't be killed with a bb gun"..........
basically making an 8 year old feel like he was stupid for being worried about it.
It was not taken seriously, yet my grandson dwelled on the threat for days before actually telling us what was wrong - why he was so apprehensive to get on the bus. Even asked me a few days before the truth came out - "what is a bb gun?".
I finally said after a day or two, "why are you so upset about riding the bus" - he finally told me - so of course i told his mom and she called the school - the way it was dealt with was a verbal scolding and put my grandson on the front of the bus. this happened just in the last month. the boy also told my grandson "i know where you live at" - this impressed upon my grandson so much, that he would go around closing the curtains in the house - before the truth came out - and we called the school.
Which school and school district was this?

R.I.P.: William Shallert
Local

United States

#38 Jan 25, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
...If you think being shot by ANYTHING is 'normal', maybe you've been struck one too many times in the head...
Do spitballs out of straws and disassembled mechanical pencils or paper clips launched by rubber bands count?
RNR

Scottsville, VA

#39 Jan 25, 2013
yes, we all played differently back in the day, and even w/ BB guns. The difference now is that alot of the kids think playing w/ guns is cool cause daddy shoots up the neighborhood and has 3 guns under his mattress. Momma even packs one. I believe the intent is what is so alarming about this incident. It wasn't a battle game that is played by a group of kids that still have their innocence.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#40 Jan 25, 2013
Don't take my BB gun away! What will I shoot squirrels off the bird feeder with?
shaking

Newaygo, MI

#41 Jan 25, 2013
Ahh, the good old days.... when beating children with wooden boards and leather belts was appropriate corporal punishment. Except it isn't appropriate behavio-its assault. Idiots who think "its just a bb gun" are not understanding that some kid took a gun-whatever kind it was doesn't matter- to school. Why? And why should any parent ever think that is okay? No child should be fearful to go to school.

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