Hartford officials: Boy with weapons not bullied

AP News
Posted: Oct 26, 2010 6:52 PM
Hartford officials: Boy with weapons not bullied

Hartford school officials say a 12-year-old boy caught with a BB gun and a folding knife in his backpack was not bullied in school.

Initial reports said the boy's mother told officials he needed the weapons because he was being bullied. But David Medina, a school system spokesman, says officials were told the boy was carrying the weapons on Friday because of an altercation in his neighborhood the night before.

Medina said that encounter involved adults and teens who did not attend the same school.

The boy's mother, 38-year-old Sylvia Mojica (moe-HEE'-kuh) is accused of providing the boy with the weapons. She has been charged with risk of injury to a minor and is due in court Friday.

A message seeking comment was left at a phone listing for her address.