Credit: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent

A 12-year-old boy was detained and his 21-year-old sister was transported by ambulance after the boy allegedly shot her with a BB gun at home, forcing her to seek help at the Ash Street School in Forest Park Friday.

The Clayton Crescent saw about six Forest Park Police cars, a Forest Park ambulance, and a Clayton County Public Schools police car at the entrance of the school about 12:39 p.m. 

Officers were removing crime scene tape from the front of the school and the boy, who was barefoot, was sitting handcuffed on the ground. He was then placed in a CCPS police vehicle.

Paramedics wheeled out a woman on a stretcher and loaded her into the ambulance.

Forest Park Police Chief Brandon Criss said, “basically, it was an isolated incident. There was a domestic situation inside the city of Forest Park at a residence, where a 12-year-old male got into an altercation with his 21-year-old sister. During this argument, the 12-year-old male went and retrieved a BB gun and discharged that weapon, the BB gun, at his 21-year-old sister, striking her in the abdomen. The 21-year-old sister then retreated to the school, to seek assistance from the law enforcement at the location, and, while at the location, they made contact with the 12-year-old male and took him and detained him.”

Asked whether the boy attended the school, Criss said, “Not to my knowledge at this time.”

We’ve left a message and e-mail with Clayton County Public Schools officials seeking more information about the incident.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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