Deputy head fired air rifle at pupil after the lad ran round jokingly saying: ‘SHOOT ME’

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A DEPUTY head fired an air rifle at a pupil after the boy ran round, joking: “Shoot me.”

The lad, 11, requested Simon Gitlin what “it could be prefer to be shot”, a court docket heard.

Cavendish Press

Shamed Deputy Head Simon Gilpin fired plastic bullets on the 11-year-old prep college pupil, hitting the lad not less than twice from ten metres away[/caption]

He replied “it could bloody damage” earlier than firing  plastic bullets, hitting the lad not less than twice from ten metres away.

The sufferer suffered accidents to his arms, legs and abdomen and ran off “extraordinarily upset”.

Gitlin, 51, wept as he mentioned the “momentary lapse of judgment” had left his 30-year profession in ruins.

He has resigned from the £12,000-a-year prep college in Cheshire, which can’t be named. Stockport magistrates heard Gitlin had been supervising an after-school capturing  membership.

He admitted that he mustn’t have fired, and “didn’t know the way onerous it was going to shoot”.

Rob Lassey, defending, mentioned: “He has apologised in writing to the mother and father on numerous events.”


He mentioned Gitlin was going by way of an acrimonious divorce from his spouse of 17 years, including: “He didn’t search assist on the time and let it bottle up inside him — a strain cooker of circumstances.”

Gitlin admitted assault. He should do 200 hours’ unpaid work and pay £125 compensation and £85 prices.

JPs instructed him: “You have been able of belief. It’s clear that it was a silly mistake which has had great penalties for you from a piece and   home perspective.”

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The sufferer suffered accidents to his arms, legs and abdomen and ran off ‘extraordinarily upset’ after being shot by the air rifle[/caption]


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