TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two students at a Tucson middle school were arrested and cited after a teen was shot with a BB gun on campus, city police said.
Two boys, a 13-year-old and 14-year-old, were arrested and cited by a Tucson Police Department school resource officer before being released to their parents.
The alleged incident happened Thursday, Dec. 13 at Booth-Fickett Magnet School, which is near Broadway Boulevard and Kolb Road in Tucson.
In a letter to parents, Booth-Fickett principal Demetra Baxter-Smith wrote that, “disciplinary action is underway,” through Tucson Unified School District security and the Tucson Police Department. Baxter-Smith did not elaborate on the measures being taken.
According to the mother of the victim, who spoke with Tucson News Now, the shooting happened during P.E. class.
According to a report from the TPD, a 13-year-old student suspect shot the 13-year-old victim in the leg and the victim reported the incident to the school nurse.
During the investigation, the SRO recovered two BB guns and a CO2 cannister from the suspects.
“We are extremely saddened by this event and are here to support any of your needs," Baxter-Smith wrote. "Please don’t hesitate to ask for help. We also want to remind you that our TPD officer and TUSD School Safety Officers are present at the school to ensure the safety of all our students and staff.”
Tucson News Now is working to get questions answered by the TUSD regarding the enrollment status of the two suspects as well as security measures in-place at Booth-Fickett.