The DeKalb County Schools Police Department has a warrant out for a juvenile suspect who is accused of firing a pellet gun at students at an elementary school, the department confirmed to AJC.com Tuesday.
The juvenile faces nine counts of aggravated assault, one for each student injured in the incident. No other details were released.
Channel 2 Action News reported that the juvenile is a 14-year-old boy, and he isn’t a current or former DeKalb student.
The charges stem from an incident last week that sent nine students at Wynbrooke Elementary Theme School in Stone Mountain to the hospital.
AJC.com previously reported that 10 students were shot by the pellet gun based on information from police at the time.
The shots were believed to have come from a position away from the school grounds, a statement from the district said soon after the incident.
Nine of the students, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. The students were discharged the same day.
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