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Police Kill Texas 8th-Grader

Police shot and killed a middle-school student in Brownsville, Texas, after the student brandished what turned out to be a pellet gun Wednesday morning. The Cummings Middle School went on lockdown after an administrator saw the student with a gun and called the police. Police eventually located the student in a hallway and shot him; police said they told the 15-year-old to put the weapon down, but he refused. A seventh-grader in a nearby classroom told media outlets that he heard three shots after the school went on lockdown.

January 4, 2012 6:00 PM