FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Michigan Trooper Hit, Dragged in Fatal Highway Accident
Michigan State Police motorcycle trooper Chad Wolf was killed Friday when he was hit and...
Former NYPD Commissioner Slams Mayor for Endangering City
Mayor de Blasio has endangered New Yorkers’ lives by abandoning stop-and-frisk — an...
Milwaukee to Equip All Beat Officers with Body Cameras
All Milwaukee police officers on the street will be wearing body cameras by the end of...
Video: Sheriff Clarke Blames President for "War on Police"
"I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to...
Milwaukee Chief Says Video of Young Men Waving Guns is Recruiting Tool
Police Chief Edward Flynn said a video shown in a courtroom last week of young men on a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine