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‘I was scared’: Student hit by BB, father hopes BB gun incident incites change

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‘I was scared’: Student hit by BB, father hopes BB gun incident incites change

The family of the student who said she was the victim of a BB gun shooting Tuesday is pushing for change.

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‘I was scared’: Student hit by BB, father hopes BB gun incident incites change

Will review the case.

Two 13-year-old boys are facing charges after madison police found a b-b gun in jefferson middle school this morning.

They say it's the same one used to shoot a female student yesterday.

Madalyn o'neill spoke with the victim's family and tells us what they'd like to see happen next.

Police and an area gun shop manager tell us b-b guns and pellet guns can look really similar to real guns ... and similar safety protocol should be in place, including of course, keeping them away from school.

After being shot by a b-b ... the victim and her father are hoping something will ange.

Lorenzo murry 49:22 "the schools are supposed to be safe for the children, first and foremost."

You can imagine lorenzo murry's shock learning that when his 14-year-old daughter, zariyah murry was getting off the bus tuesday afternoon ..

She was shot by a bb gun.

Zariyah murry 50:00 "i was scared and i was just like, really worried because it could've hit my eye."

A 13-year-old boy is accused of shooting the bb gun out the bus window.

Lorenzo 52:09 "i feel anger, disappointed."

Jennifer rose mom called police 7:32 "i was scared and furious."

Jennifer rose lives down the block from the bus stop on kessel court ..

And called the police after hearing about the incident from her daughter... who also goes to the middle school.

Rose 8:58 "my daughter didn't want to go to school today because she was scared they were going to have it at school."

It appears that's exactly what happened.

Police stopped the school bus wednesday morning... and arrested the 13-year- old accused of hitting zariyah.

Then... officers took another 13-year-d boy into custody... after finding the bb gun in a locker at jefferson middle.

Rose 7:56 "my daughter was actually saying that the boy was threatening to shoot her and her friend at school."

Rose hopes students won't be scared to speak up."

Rose 8:20 "if you see something, say something."

Murry hopes thiss enough of a wake-up call.

Lorenzo 51:21 "you shouldn't be bringing no type of weapon to school, on the school bus or anything.

Rather the school do something about it, rather the parents do something about it, rather the cops do something about it, i just hope something get done about it."

Lorenzo 53:21 "i'm just glad that my daughter's ok."

Police say the vicitm of the b-b shot got in a fight with the boy accused of shooting the b-b gun on the bus this morning.

Zariyah's dad says that got her suspended.

The madison metropolitan school district wouldn't do an interview today but jefferson's principal sent out a letter to parents at 3:30 this afternoon with information on the incident ..

... saying support services will be available for

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