Photos Of Middle Schooler Allegedly Holding Gun On Facebook Prompts Concern
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VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A middle school student with seemingly scary photos posted on his Facebook is causing concern after a teacher says he threatened her.
Vaca Peña Middle School parents are talking about the photos of a 13-year-old student at the school holding what appears to be a handgun, and one photo of him holding the alleged firearm toward his own head.
“I’m afraid that he might injure a classmate,” says one concerned parent.
CBS13 confirms that the child shown in the photos is the student named in a teacher’s restraining order; she says the boy purposely tripped her.
“This was willing, purposely and malicious violence,” says Julie Davis.
She didn’t want to be filmed by CBS13 cameras, but Davis suffered a broken arm and dislocated shoulder. A March trial has been set for the restraining order while a temporary one keeps the child ten yards away.
CBS13 stopped by the child’s home to ask his parents about the photos, and his mother says at most it’s a BB gun.
“Is he a threat at all to the community?” asked CBS13 reporter, Derek Shore.
“No. I’m telling you he’s really not. He’s a really sweet kid,” says the boy’s mother.
She says she is voluntarily removing her son from Vaca Peña Middle School.
But, parents are left wondering when that will happen.
“If it is a toy gun, it’s stills scary. It’s like what is he bragging about then?” says a concerned parent.
Meanwhile, the Vacaville School District is telling CBS13 that the safety of everyone on campus is their top priority, and they have no reason to think Vaca Peña Middle School isn’t safe.