Student killed in middle-school shooting

Associated Press
Brownsville city manager Charlie Cabler, left, holds up a photo of the carbon dioxide powered pellet handgun 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was holding at the time he was shot by police at Cummings Middle School as Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Yvette Vela)

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An armed eighth-grader gunned down by police officers in the hallway of his Texas middle school on Jan. 4 was brandishing a pellet gun that looked like a firearm, and he refused repeated orders to lower the weapon before the officers opened fire, police said. (AP)

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