Wichita police arrest 14-year-old for pointing gun at girls near school

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP/KAKE) -

Authorities say a 14-year-old was arrested after he pointed a loaded gun at a group of girls near a Wichita elementary school.

Police spokesman Charley Davidson says the boy has been booked into juvenile intake on suspicion of aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile and unlawful use of a weapon. No one was hurt.

Davidson says the teen was among a group of five boys and six girls that argued Thursday after leaving a middle school. During the argument, the 14-year-old allegedly pointed a handgun at the girls but didn't fire it.

School district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said the incident happened in a neighborhood south of Woodman Elementary school and not on the school's property.

The elementary school was temporarily on "lock out" during the incident.

USD 259 send the following message to parents and guardians:

Good evening, Woodman parents, this is principal Janice Wilson. Your child's safety is important to us. This afternoon around dismissal we had a report of a possible situation outside the school that could have been a safety issue. We immediately put the school on "lock out" to keep students inside and safe while we investigated. The situation was soon given the "all clear" we continued our dismissal process as normal.