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Bend boy, 12, accused of threatening other youths with airsoft replica handgun

Bend boy is accused of pulling out airsoft replica pistol, threatening other students
Bend Police Department
Bend boy is accused of pulling out airsoft replica pistol, threatening other students

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A 12-year-old Bend boy faces menacing and disorderly conduct charges, accused of pulling out an airsoft replica pistol and threatening other juveniles late Tuesday afternoon near Pilot Butte Middle School, police said.

Officers responded around 4:40 p.m. to the area in the 1500 block of Northeast Neff Road on reports a boy had pulled a firearm and threatened other juveniles, Sgt. Cindy Ksenzulak said.

Several callers provided a description of the boy and his last known location, the sergeant said. They were able to find him about three blocks from the school.

An investigation led to the recovery of two airsoft pistols, which shoot non-lethal plastic pellets, and a small amount of marijuana, Ksenzulak said.

No injuries were reported, she said, and all of the involved parties were identified. Bend-La Pine Schools officials were notified and the boy was released to his family.

Charges of disorderly conduct, menacing and minor in possession of marijuana are being referred to the Deschutes County Juvenile Department, Ksenzulak said.

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39 Comments

      1. Nice stereotype you threw out there. what will you show next, your racism? Seems you have an unhealthy obsession with conservatives, you should seek counseling.

    1. Here come the gun nuts who don’t care about school shooting only their guns. complaining about an article about a very real concern of parents these days. My kids experienced a school shooting in Bend and we were just a little concerned when their campus locked down. Luckily they had cell phones and could tell us quickly that it wasn’t an active shooter. Yeah nothing if concern at all here!

    1. Unsupervised child of gun nut? Did the article say anything about the household having firearms? How about instead of assuming you take the article for what it is.

  1. I think the parents of this child should be “punished” as well. This child clearly made a stupid mistake. Isn’t it the parents only job to keep their kids from making mistakes that hurt themselves and others? I think some family community service would do wonders in this situation.

  2. Here come the gun nuts who don’t care about school shooting only their guns. complaining about an article about a very real concern of parents these days. My kids experienced a school shooting in Bend and we were just a little concerned when their campus locked down. Luckily they had cell phones and could tell us quickly that it wasn’t an active shooter. Yeah nothing if concern at all here!

    1. just when i thought the comments couldn’t get any dumber you go and figure out the copy and paste feature. there wasn’t a school shooting, it wasn’t at or even during school hours. there has never been a school shooting/shooter in bend, redmond, prineville, lapine or anywhere near central or. they have put the schools on lockdown a few times because of stuff going on around the schools but never because of active shooters roaming the streets.

  3. It’s is an Airsoft Pistol, not a Airsoft replica handgun. Yeah, it’s the real deal. Yeah, it’s a toy. The story here is what ***** kid and his parent would call the cops for a kid playing with a toy? Oh, Johnny that Airsoft pellet really hurt when you shot me with your toy gun. Their kids, it’s a toy. Are they gonna call the cops on Sally next for driving her Barby car?

    1. I understand how and why you would want to blow this off, but as a parent that was close to the incident – that kid bent down to grab something out of his backpack, pulled out what looked to be a handgun, and a group of kids started running down the hill yelling, “gun! Gun! That kid has a gun!” How were we supposed to know it was a toy? I didn’t see the orange tip and I didn’t stick around to check.

      1. The media has done a wonderful job of creating panic hasn’t it? My generation and my kids generation we always played with toy guns and if we didn’t have a look alike we made one up. I remember driving into the school to pick the kids up one day (was scared a little bit) had a gun (real ones) for me and one for each of the kids with me – nobody got shot, nobody went into a panic, nobody called the media, it was almost a nothing incident.

    2. Wow, you’re a real piece of ****, so I’m going to take a minute to explain why you’re a piece of ****.

      The story here is a kid had this NEAR A SCHOOL. Because school shootings never happen, right? You realize that depending on how close this kid was to the school grounds, it could be a felony, right? No, seems like critical reading isn’t your strong suit.

      Also, this 12-year-old had pot on him. Seems like this kid is off to a great start. If his parents aren’t whooping themselves as hard as they are this kid tonight, then they are exactly as ****** of people as you clearly are.

      1. Boy, aren’t you a ray of sunshine! Again, it was a toy. Rather see kids hanging out near a school than behind the 7-11. If you are really that scared of life then I feel sorry for you. Hope you don’t have any kids to pass your hate and fear on to.

      1. It is a toy. So are BB guns. We used to run around playing with them everywhere. I get the whole if you see something say something but make sure you know what the heck you’re really seeing. If kids can’t do kid stuff and learn without having their life ruined by being charged for things like this then the world is in more trouble than people think.

  4. Lack of parenting.. had nothing to do with the fake gun. Its parents who don’t parent their kids enough. If libs hadn’t gone into this Era of “safe space” for kids, and let parents parent.. probably wouldn’t have happened.

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