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Boy, 12, shoots school employee in Nelson House, Man.

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police Division Headquarters. The Canadian Press

A 12-year-old boy is facing charges after he was arrested at a Nelson House, Man., school.

Manitoba RCMP said a school employee, 31, was shot with an airsoft gun Monday morning. The school confiscated the weapon and isolated the boy, then called police, who arrested him at the scene.

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The victim’s injuries were only minor, and the 12-year-old is now facing several weapons charges.

RCMP continue to investigate. The suspect was released with an upcoming court appearance.

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