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A 12-year-old boy was shot by an air gun at a Hawkes Bay school this afternoon.
Police said in a statement they were called to Tamatea Intermediate School about 3pm after the student was injured.
Three teenagers, aged 16 and 17, had been apprehended and were being spoken to by police.
An air gun had been recovered.
The injured boy was taken to Hawkes Bay Hospital.
His condition was not available tonight.