High school teacher suffered a superficial injury after being hit with a projectile fired from a pellet gun

Charges will be forthcoming after a high school teacher suffered a superficial injury after being hit with a projectile fired from a pellet gun that had been brought to school by a student, Barre police say. Police say the incident occurred at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday as students at Barre’s Spaulding High School were being released for the day. The incident came four days after a 6-year-old student in Newport News, Virginia, shot and wounded his teacher. In the Vermont case, two students were identified as having brought pellet guns to school, one of which was reported to have been involved in the incident, police say. In an email message Wednesday, Barre Police Chief Braedon Vail said he hoped to have an update on the case by the end of the week. Vail didn’t indicate what specific charges may be filed. If the cases are heard in juvenile court, the proceedings would be confidential.