STAMFORD - A 14-year-old Stamford High School freshman is under arrest tonight after police say he brought a BB gun to school and fired it, striking a teacher.

Investigators say the student brought the BB gun in his backpack and fired it during his English class. The BB ricocheted off a wall, striking the teacher in the chest.

Police say that it is legal for a child to own a BB gun, but they have to be used in a proper setting.

Authorities say that the teenager is due in court tomorrow.

The teacher is expected to be fine.