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Teen Shot While Toilet-Papering Principal's House (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Dale Farris, 65, allegedly fired a 20-gauge shotgun twice at some teens who were toilet-papering their principal's yard as a pre-Halloween prank.

According to the Manchester Times, Farris told police that his wife woke him up in the middle of the night after seeing the teens on the other side of the road.

Farris (pictured) told police that he retrieved his single-shot 20-gauge shotgun and fired two shots at the boys.

Pellets struck an unidentified 15-year-old boy in various parts of his body at around midnight on Oct. 20 (video below). 

"The problem is they were not on his property and they were not doing anything to his property, Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess told TimesFreePress.com.

"Some kids got out at a residence over there to roll it with toilet paper and this gentleman came out of his residence a couple of houses over and shot one of the teenagers who was rolling this other guy's yard," added Sgt. Guess.

The yard actually belongs to Huntland School Principal Ken Bishop, who is not filing charges against his students.

Farris has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. His court date is scheduled for Dec. 5.

"We want everybody to have a good time, but we want everybody to be safe," said Sgt. Guess. "Don't do anything that would cause anybody distress or make them think you might do them harm."

However, the teens did nothing to Farris, who is now free on a $125,000 bond.

The teen, who was shot, was not seriously injured and is recovering.

Sources: Manchester Times and TimesFreePress.com