A fight between a 14-year-old and 17-year-old at Terryville High School was the result of a botched drug deal that had occurred the night before, police said.
Police said they were called to the high school on Sept. 28 after a 14-year-old student was assaulted by a 17-year-old student in the cafeteria.
An investigation found the 14-year-old had been assaulted because he was one of three males that had robbed the 17-year-old student of marijuana the day before, police said.
The group of three juveniles, including one teen from West Hartford and another from Bristol, pulled out a gun when the 17-year-old approached the group, police said.
“The 17-year-old drug dealer was scared that he was about to get shot so he handed over the ounce of marijuana to the gunman,” police said.
The 17-year-old was charged with illegal sale of marijuana and for the original assault at the high school. The other three male juveniles were charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, sixth-degree larceny, sixth degree conspiracy to commit larceny and illegal possession of marijuana.
Police said the firearm the juveniles showed in the robbery incident was an air soft gun that “the suspects said resembled a real firearm.” It has not been recovered.