13-Year-Old Charged with a Felony for Making ‘Finger Guns’ in School

By: Teresa Mull

A 13-year-old Kansas girl has been charged with a felony for mimicking a gun with her hands.

USA Today reports:

The girl, who attended Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas, made the gesture at four of her peers and then toward herself on Sept. 18, after being asked which five people she would kill in her class, according to Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez. He said the context of this conversation was unclear.

According to Donchez, fellow students have, in the past, been “fearful” of this student, who has since been arrested and transported to juvenile detention.

“She is expected to appear in the District Court of Johnson County as a juvenile Tuesday,” reports USA Today.

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