Presumably the boy's toy gun looked more realistic.
A teenager has found himself in hot water after bringing a fake Uzi machine gun to class in response to being bullied.
The 15-year-old student at Flushing High School in New York City brandished the “weapon” in English class, and said he was going to “start shooting” the kids that had been bullying him, according to the New York Daily News.
One classmate reportedly said the boy told them “it was going to happen in the hallway after class.” The girl added that the boy was frequently teased for his skinny body, and that he was called “scarecrow” by other students.
Thanks to modern day teenagers and their ubiquitous cell phones, one student called his mom, who then called the school principal, who then notified police.
A police source told the paper that the boy had painted the fake Uzi to look more like the real thing, and that arresting officers also found a box cutter after searching the boy’s backpack.
The teen was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon (New York penal code includes an “imitation pistol” as a weapon), and school officials said they are still deciding what punishment will be issued to the boy.
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