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Stafford student charged after shooting classmate with BB gun

Wednesday - 6/1/2011, 3:44pm  ET

Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - A 17-year-old high school student in Stafford, Va. has been arrested after shooting a classmate with a BB gun.

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office says the Brooke Point High School student was showing off the gun in a classroom when he shot his classmate. The student shot was bruised on the shoulder, treated by the school nurse and then went back to class.

The 17-year-old with the BB gun faces three charges, including "unlawful injury."

He is in the Rappahannock Regional Juvenile Detention Center. No names have been released.

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