No criminal charges for individuals accused of pointing gun at Merriam middle school student

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Police say no criminal charges will be filed in the case of individuals pointing a gun at a middle school student walking to class.

MERRIAM, Kan. — Merriam police announced on Friday that they have identified the suspects accused of pointing a gun at a middle school student who was walking to school and that the suspects will not face criminal charges.

Police say they determined that the weapon used in the incident near 57th and Perry Streets on Monday was actually an air soft toy pistol.

Since the gun was not considered a deadly weapon by law, police and Johnson County District Attorney’s office, who also reviewed the case, decided not to filed criminal charges.

Initially, investigators said three teenagers were in the truck and the man who was in the passenger seat pointed the handgun at the student.

Police did not say if the occupants of the vehicle were minors or adults.