15-year-old booked for pointing gun at girl walking to school: BPD

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 15-year-old boy has been booked into juvenile detention after police say he pointed a BB gun at a 10-year-old girl walking to school.

Police say he also pointed the gun at a bus driver near Five Mile and Ustick roads.

The girl says she was walking to the bus stop near N. Cloverdale and Ustick Road when a car with four teens pulled alongside her. One boy pointed what she said appeared to be a black handgun toward her.

The girl told officers she was scared and crouched down until the car drove away, police said in a news release.

She then ran to the bus stop, and when she got to school, immediately called her mom who called Boise Police.

"She recognized the danger and immediately sought out a trusted adult, in this case her mom, who called police," Lt. Rob Gallas said in a news release. "This family can be extremely proud of how well this child reacted, right down to her ability to give a very accurate suspect description despite being understandably frightened. She did all the right things and was a great help."

Four 15-year-olds were inside the car, three boys and one girl, and were taken into custody for questioning. Police say additional charges are possible for the other teens as officers are investigating reports that the group also pointed the weapon at other people. There are also reports of vehicles hit by BBs as well as theft at a local store.

The boy who was charged has not been identified because of his age. He is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

An officer responding to the scene crashed with two vehicles on Milwaukee and King Street, which is north of Fairview. The officer and the passenger in the patrol vehicle were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Idaho State Police is investigating the officer-related crash.