6-Year-Old Texan Brings Gun to School; Accidentally Shoots Himself & 2 Other Students
A six-year-old Texas kindergartner decided it was a good idea to bring a loaded pistol to school with him today. But when the child dropped the gun on the cafeteria floor, it discharged, shooting and slightly wounding himself and two other students, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The incident occurred in the cafeteria at Ross Elementary School in north Houston. The pistol fell from the boy’s pocket to the floor, which caused it to fire. The boy was struck in the leg, a five-year-old girl was hit in the foot, and another six-year-old boy was also hit in the leg. The firing gun caused quite a commotion in the cafeteria, with many children crying.
The wounded children were taken to Texas Children’s Hospital and their parents were notified. Police are trying to ascertain how the kindergartner got his hands on the deadly weapon.
Moneek Burleson, grandmother of five-year-old Ross kindergartner Jameshia Broussard, was one of the adults who rushed to the school to pick up students. “This is a problem,” she said of guns in schools. “This is a serious problem and it needs to stop.”
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