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Child caught firing air pistol at others on a summer camp can't be charged because of his age

  • At least six children and three helpers taking part in a summer camp at a Malaga school were hit by the air pistol's lead pellets

At least six children and three helpers taking part in a summer camp at a Malaga school were hit by lead pellets from an air pistol last week. The weapon was being fired from one of the blocks of flats surrounding the school playground.

The person firing was identified by National Police as a child under 14 years of old, who cannot be charged as he is too young.

Some 150 children were enjoying a break from summer holiday activities at the school when the school assistants on duty realised that something was happening, hearing the noise of the impacts on doors and windows.

Children started to approach them saying that something had hit them and initially the adults thought that there were insects biting. However the real reason soon became clear.

"A colleague started to pick up the projectiles from the ground and showed us. We then took the children inside and called the police," said the camp organiser.

Nobody was seriously hurt.