Student accused of pointing gun at girl over McNugget

Author: Associated Press
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly demanding a chicken nugget from a female classmate at gunpoint earlier this week.

The boy, a student at Harlem Democracy Prep School, first approached the girl and asked her for a Chicken McNugget on Tuesday inside a McDonald’s on East 103rd Street.

The girl, also 12, refused to share and then walked to a nearby subway station.

The boy followed her onto a subway train and allegedly pulled out a gun, pointed it at her head and again demanded a McNugget, according to police.

The girl slapped the gun away and refused to hand over the food. She said she later saw the boy show the gun to a another teen on the train.

The victim reported the incident to school staff the following day and the boy was arrested at the school.

The weapon was not recovered. It is unclear if it was real.

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