Teen arrested for firing pellet gun, striking 10-year-old Bronx girl sitting in class: NYPD

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MORRISANIA, Bronx – A Bronx girl is recovering Thursday morning after being shot by a pellet gun while she was sitting in class.

It happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. at P.S. 63 Author's Academy on Franklin Avenue. School Safety Union believes the shooter in a building across the street of the school had fired the pellet gun.

Police say the 10-year-old girl was struck in the chest. She was taken to a local hospital and was later released.

The NYPD arrested 19-year-old Anfernee Olivo of the Bronx. He faces assault and reckless endangerment charges, police said.