Update: Police Charge Two Teens in School Shooting
Fairfax County Police Department
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June 25, 2012
UPDATE: Police Charge Two Teens
Sully Police District – Following a week-long investigation, Police charged two 16-year-old males on Friday, June 22 in connection with the pellet gun shooting at Rocky Run Middle School last week. Both Fairfax County area teens were transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center where they await hearings.
One teen was charged with two counts of malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied building.
The other teen was charged with one count of malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied building.
Malicious wounding is a Class III felony, punishable by 5 to 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $100,000. Shooting into an occupied building is a Class VI felony, punishable by imprisonment and or fines of up to $2,500.
Shooting at Middle School in Chantilly
Sully Police District – Police responded to a report of two students believed to have been struck by shots from a pellet gun around 10:00 a.m. This incident took place outside, on the grounds of Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road on Friday, June 15. The students, a boy, 14, and a girl, 13, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
Police and school officials immediately secured the school and searched the area. Within 30 minutes, police apprehended a group of four teen-agers that they believe were involved with the incident. The police are continuing to investigate and charges are pending.
The suspects are juveniles who did not attend the middle school. Police have recovered the pellet gun believed to have been used in the incident.
Anyone with additional information to provide is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.