Texas Middle School Student Shot by Police After Brandishing Pellet Gun

Police shot and killed an eighth-grader in the hallway of his Texas middle school after he brandished a pellet gun that looked like a firearm.

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    Jan. 4,2012: A Brownsville Police officer directs a parent to a building at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville,Texas. The park is across the street from Cummings Middle School, where a 15-year-old student was shot and killed by Brownsville police at the school after he was seen brandishing a weapon inside the school. 
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    Jan. 4, 2012: A Brownsville police officer looks at the shattered glass of the front door at Cummings Middle School after police shot and killed an armed eighth-grader who brandished a weapon in the main hallway of his middle school.
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    Jan. 4, 2012: Nancy Blanco and her husband Arturo Carreon comforted their two children, Ashley Carreon,12, and Josey Lynn Carreon,13, after being reunited with them at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville,Texas.
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    Jan. 4, 2012: Jennifer Davila, left, tightly embraces her son Jordan as he is escorted into a park near Cummings Middle School, in Brownsville Texas, after a fatal shooting at the school Wednesday morning. 
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    Jan. 4, 2012: A photo of the carbon dioxide powered pellet handgun 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was holding at the time he was shot by police at Cummings Middle School is shown during a news conference in Brownsville, Texas.
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    Jan. 4, 2012: Brownsville city manager Charlie Cabler, left, holds up a photo of the carbon dioxide powered pellet handgun 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was holding at the time he was shot by police at Cummings Middle School as Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Brownsville, Texas.
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