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Police Investigating Air Gun Use At Montgomery County Park

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MERION, Pa. (CBS) – Two teenagers, who were working as part-time summer counselors at a Montgomery County Park, are under investigation for allegedly discharging an airsoft pistol on two day campers on Wednesday.

The incident reportedly happened at General Wayne Park in Merion. Authorities say the teens, whose names were not released, allegedly struck two 12-year-old boys. One boy reported being struck on the pinky finger and the other in the back, on his upper shoulder blade.

A camp supervisor said the plastic projectiles did not mark the boys and deemed them unharmed.

Lower Merion Parks and Recreation Department Director Lindsay Taylor, who reported the matter to police after learning of the incident, says the teens have been suspended without pay, with the intent to dismiss.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, officers were following up with the parents of the two children and two teens involved. No charges have been filed at this time.

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