Reassurances from Boston College after air rifled ‘fired into grounds’

Police news.
Police news.

Boston College has looked to reassure students and their families following reports of an air rifle being fired into school grounds yesterday (Monday).

A college spokesman said none of their students were involved in the incident, which was reported to police at 11am.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman told The Standard that the report said someone in a property adjacent to the college was firing an air rifle and pellets were striking the roof of one of the college buildings.

They said a member of staff who was using the smoking area was struck in the leg by a pellet ‘suffering a minor graze injury’.

They said: “It is not clear if the staff member was fired at deliberately but we are treating it as an assault nonetheless.”

Officers searched surrounding addresses but were not able to identify where the pellets had been fired from.

Enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information should call police non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 123 of December 14.