School Cafeteria Worker Accused of Firing BB Gun at Children

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COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A school cafeteria worker is accused of firing at children on a playground with a BB gun and threatening to shoot the ones she missed during lunch at school.

Marie McWilliams, 30, who is a cafeteria worker in the Shamokin Area School District, admitted to police to shooting at children while they were at the Ranshaw playground.

The children told police McWilliams was shooting at them Tuesday night from an upstairs window.

McWilliams is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and more.

According to Coal Township police, a child called 911 around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying a woman was shooting at him and his friends at the playground and he could hear BBs flying past his head.

When a parent confronted McWilliams, she reportedly said, "if I don't get them now, I will get them tomorrow at lunch."

McWilliams told police she was shooting at the kids with a BB gun because she got angry when they started to curse at her.

McWilliams is in the Northumberland County Jail. There is no word from the Shamokin Area School District on the status of her employment.

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