A 10-year-old Brockton, Massachusetts, boy is facing criminal charges after police say he brought a loaded pellet gun to school and pointed it at another student.
The Enterprise reports that the boy was charged Monday with carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Investigators say he told them he borrowed the pellet gun from a friend because he wanted to look cool. Police say when another student at Davis Elementary School called the boy a curse word on May 4 he pointed the gun at him but didn't fire it.
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The gun was seized and authorities initially didn't file charges because he was punished by the school. The boy was later charged because the dispute between the students continued.