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Mom: Daughter was Threatened by Airsoft Gun at Boys and Girls Club

BENTON, AR-- According to the Benton Police Department, when asked if the juvenile pointed the toy at or threatened anyone with it, they were told, "no."
BENTON, AR -- A mother is upset after she says her daughter was threatened with a gun by a student in an after school program, even though it turned out to be a toy gun.

The Boys and Girls Club of Saline County says they are taking this matter very seriously and have removed the girl from the program.

The mother says she hopes it stays that way.

The gun was actually an Airsoft gun that shoots little pellets, but this mother and the Boys and Girls Club say that doesn't matter.

Carla Norris says her 12-year-old daughter told her it started with an older student at the Benton Boys and Girls Club letting her see the gun inside her backpack, but it didn't end there, as Norris claims the girl threatened to shoot her daughter.

Norris says her daughter is OK now, but now she's scared enough for the both of them.

"It's scary knowing that they would play like that," Norris says. "If it were fake or if it were real, it's still a scary situation to be placed in."

The Boys and Girls Club says the juvenile is no longer a member until further notice.

According to the Benton Police Department, when asked if the juvenile pointed the toy at or threatened anyone with it, they were told, "no."
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