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3 Injured After Kindergartner Brings Gun to School

April 20, 2011  | 

A kindergartner who brought a loaded gun to school was injured along with two other students when the weapon fell out of his pocket and discharged as he sat down for lunch in the Ross Elementary School cafeteria.

A 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, as well as the boy with the gun, were hit by fragments after the weapon discharged, reports MSNBC. The fragments were either pieces of the round that discharged or pieces of the floor hit by the bullet, according to Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock.

Two 6-year-old boys, including the boy who had the gun, and a girl suffered foot injuries, district spokesman Jason Spencer said. The children were taken to Texas Children's Hospital and treated for powder burns, scrapes and other injuries.

Parents were given the option of taking their children home for the day and counselors were on campus throughout the afternoon.

Police are still investigating as to where the boy got the gun.

Read the full story at MSNBC.


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R. G. Montgomery @ 4/22/2011 7:37 PM

Any details on what sort of firearm was involved? I find it odd a simply falling firearm would discharge without further prompting. I'm also curious about the 'fragments' which injured the children.
I find too many curious factoids about this and no answers.

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