Police investigating after Vt. teacher shot in the back with pellet gun

Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 5:05 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2023 at 5:43 PM EST
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BARRE CITY, Vt. (WCAX) - Police are investigating after two Vermont high school students allegedly brought pellet guns to school and one of them reportedly shot at a teacher.

It happened Tuesday at Spaulding High School in Barre at about 2:45 p.m.

School superintendent Chris Hennessey said in a Facebook post that at the end of the day as students were heading home, a teacher was hit in the back by a plastic airsoft pellet.

Police were immediately called to the school and are investigating.

Chief Brandon Vail told WCAX News that two freshman students were identified as allegedly having brought pellet guns to school, and one of them was reportedly involved in the incident. He says the investigation is still underway and charges are forthcoming.

Vail says the teacher had a superficial injury.

The chief says there is not an officer assigned to the school on a regular basis.