Wisconsin stepdad allegedly used needle-tipped Nerf darts to discipline children in his home

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Stepdad accused of shooting kids with Nerf dart needles
Brian Alexander has been charged with felony child abuse.

MADISON, Wisconsin -- A 33-year-old man is facing charges after being accused of carrying out a cruel punishment on his stepchildren.

Brian Alexander was booked into a Wisconsin jail on a $1,000 bond Monday on accusations he shot the kids with needle-tipped Nerf darts.

Authorities say the children, ranging in age from 6 to 9 years old, were allegedly shot for breaking house rules.

"He said, 'Grandma, if I have on a thin shirt, it'll go into my skin,'" the victims' grandmother told WKOW. "He says, 'If I have on shorts, it'll go into my skin.'"

Alexander denied using the modified Nerf darts to authorities, but court records say he ultimately admitted to firing the sharp objects at the children.

Videos found on Youtube show how easy these weapons can be fashioned out of the children's toy.

The biological father of one of the victims said he hopes his son will be removed from his mother's home.

According to a criminal complaint, one of the victims alleges his mother saw Alexander use the need darts and did nothing.

A judge has ordered Alexander cannot have unsupervised contact with the children.