Posted 12 months ago on Oct. 24, 2013, 7:47 a.m. EST by bensdad
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Boy carrying replica gun shot dead by California police
"The deputies said they repeatedly ordered him to drop the rifle", reports Alastair Leithead
A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle has been shot dead by police in the US state of California. Officers in the city of Santa Rosa say they opened fire after the boy refused orders to drop the rifle, which they believed to be real. The shooting on Tuesday is now being investigated.
It comes a day after a 12-year-old boy in Nevada shot dead a maths teacher at his school and wounded two fellow pupils before taking his own life.
In the latest incident, two sheriff's deputies saw the teenager "with what appeared to be some type of rifle", a news release from the Sonoma County Sheriff's office said.
If every child carried a real AR15, they would be able to protecct themselves, and the police would EXPECT it and this would never have happened -
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