Pasadena Boy 9, Shoots 3 Classmates with BB Gun

Rebekah Sager
November 15, 2019 - 10:29 am

Minutes before a 16-year-old student brought a .45-caliber semi-automatic gun to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, an elementary school student in Pasadena brought a BB gun to school and shot three classmates.

The 9-year-old boy brought in the air gun to Washington Elementary STEM Magnet school and shot the three students on the playground, Pasadena police Lt. Kim Smith said. 

None of the children were seriously injured. 

The boy was not arrested and no motive was clear.  “The student will be subject to appropriate discipline,” a statement from the Pasadena Unified School District said.

Counselors were made available to students and the school is “implementing an enhanced awareness of safety by both students and staff, and encourage everyone that if they see something to say something to an adult on campus immediately,” the statement said.