When a Columbus Police Department officer stopped two black kids who had a BB gun over the weekend, a potentially dangerous situation ended up being a teachable moment, according to NBC News.
Officer Peter Casuccio responded to a call about “two young male blacks” who appeared to have a gun — the kind of situation that has resulted in police killing someone in the past.
Do you think I want to shoot a 13-year-old?” Casuccio asked the boys.
“In today’s world, listen, that thing looks real, bro,” Casuccio told them.
Casuccio also met with the mother of one of the boys, and told her that her son pulled the BB gun out of his waistband when he pulled up to them.