|This 2011 photo provided by the Gonzalez family shows Jaime Gonzalez. The parents of Gonzalez are demanding to know why police officers fatally shot the 15-year-old inside his South Texas school, but police said the boy was brandishing and refused to drop what appeared to be a handgun. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembled the real thing, police said late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Gonzalez Family)|
Clarification: Texas-Student Shot story
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—In a Jan. 5 story about the fatal shooting by police of a Texas teen armed with a pellet gun, The Associated Press reported that a federal law requires pellet and BB guns be sold with orange bands around their barrel tips to make them distinguishable from actual firearms. The AP should have specified that the law allows for some exceptions.