Cops: S. Orangetown M.S. student pointed pellet gun at cars

A 14-year-old student at South Orangetown Middle School was arrested today after he allegedly brought a pellet gun to school, pointed it at a teacher and then fled.

Orangetown Police Chief Kevin Nulty says the eighth-grade student pointed the weapon at four other cars, one being driven by a retired New York City police officer, who was able to wrestle the weapon away from the teen.

The school was forced to lock down for nearly two hours after the incident at around 9 a.m.

Police say it appears the student acted alone. A crisis intervention team will be set up at the school to help students and teachers that may have been traumatized by the incident.

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