Elementary School Students Say Man Fired BB Gun at Them

11-year-old boy suffers minor injuries

Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 4:15 PM EDT
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A Virginia elementary school is on alert after students reported that a man fired a BB gun at them.

Paul Vickers, the principal of Mill Run Elementary School in Ashburn, sent a warning to parents Friday about a man in a black pickup truck.

Two students reported that the man fired multiple rounds at them from inside his truck Thursday afternoon.

In the first incident, an 11-year-old boy was struck while walking in the area of Heritage Oak Court and Ridgeway Drive about 4 p.m., according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. He told his family he saw a black pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, in the area. He suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment.

About 5:30 p.m., the boy's sister heard what she said sounded like a BB gun firing, according to authorities. Someone in a black pickup truck pointed a BB gun at her through a passenger window, she said, but she was not struck.

Another student said a black vehicle passed her, turned around and stopped near her home on Ridgeway Drive Friday morning, according to the sheriff's office. it's unclear if that was related to the BB gun incidents.

The school's resource officer and other members of the sheriff's office were present during Friday afternoon dismissal.

All recess and after-school activities were held inside Friday.

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