Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo via Google Maps
Photo via Google Maps
A student at this Elmhurst school accidentally shot a pellet gun that hit his teacher.

An 11-year-old boy at I.S. 5 in Elmhurst accidentally fired a pellet gun on Monday afternoon, and the projectile struck a teacher in the ankle, authorities said.

According to police, the incident occurred on May 22 at about 2 p.m., when the student was showing off the gun to his friends. A bullet hit the wall of the school, located at 50-40 Jacobus St., and then struck the 45-year-old teacher in the ankle.

The NYPD showed up to the school to take away the gun and also filled out a juvenile report. The teacher refused medical attention, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Senator Gillibrand visits Elmhurst to call for healthier school meals
Senator Gillibrand visits Elmhurst to call for healthier school meals
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst district schools to receive $2.4M in funding
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst district schools to receive $2.4M in funding
Popular Stories
Rendering courtesy of Cuomo's office
Cuomo announces $375M plan for LIRR Jamaica Station, Port Washington line upgrades
Photo via Shutterstock
Progress is being made to combat annoying aircraft noise, Queens lawmakers say
Photo courtesy of Twitter/DOTNYC
You can now pay for on-street parking in Queens using the ParkNYC app


Skip to toolbar