CINCINNATI - On Friday, a judge dismissed the case involving a 10-year-old accused of bringing a BB gun to school, deeming him incompetent to stand trial because of his age.
An Elmwood Place Elementary School student brought a BB gun to school on April 16 allegedly to intimidate students who bullied him because he wears ankle braces and is small for his age.
During his juvenile court hearing Friday, a judge dismissed his case because he is too young to assist an attorney in the case. Also, the student has already been attending counseling sessions.
The school’s principal reported that some children said they saw the boy with the gun in April and thought it was a firearm, according to Elmwood Place Police Sgt. Kevin Vanover.
The boy, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was charged with inducing panic — a misdemeanor. Prosecutors dropped a felony charge because the gun was not a real firearm.
The student has been under house arrest since the incident.
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