3 Hurt When Kindergartner's Gun Discharges

It went off when he sat down for lunch; injuries are minor
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 19, 2011 6:09 PM CDT
Kindergarten Shooting: Three Students Injured When Gun Goes Off in School Cafeteria
Evette Davis hugs her daughter Heaven, 5, and son Julian, 9, after a shooting at Ross Elementary School in Houston.   (James Nielsen)

A kindergartner who brought a gun to his Houston elementary school today was among three students injured by fragments when it fired after falling from his pocket as he sat down for lunch. One bullet was fired about 10:35am in the Ross Elementary School cafeteria, spraying fragments at the students. "Either some type of chips off the floor, or it could be pieces of the round that discharged," said a school official. "They had some cuts and stuff on their legs, they don't appear to be life threatening."

Two 6-year-old boys were wounded, including the one who had the gun. The boy who brought the gun was injured in his foot and the other boy was grazed in his leg. A 5-year-old girl was injured in her knee. No word yet on whether any charges will be filed. (More kindergarten stories.)

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