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A Brownsville Police officer directs a parent to a building at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville,Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 4,2012. The park is across the street from Cummings Middle School, where a 15-year-old student was shot and killed by Brownsville police at the school after he was seen brandishing a weapon inside the school. (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Brad Doherty)

A Brownsville Police officer directs a parent to a building at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville,Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 4,2012. The park is across the street from Cummings Middle School, where a 15-year-old student was shot and killed by Brownsville police at the school after he was seen brandishing a weapon inside the school. (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Brad Doherty)

Student killed in middle-school shooting

January 1, 1970

An armed eighth-grader gunned down by police officers in the hallway of his Texas middle school on Jan. 4 was brandishing a pellet gun that looked like a firearm, and he refused repeated orders to lower the weapon before the officers opened fire, police said. (AP)