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6-Year-Old Texan Brings Gun to School; Accidentally Shoots Himself & 2 Other Students

April 19, 2011 by Brett Wilkins in Education with 8 Comments

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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8 Comments

  1. Robson Francisco via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 1:16 pmReply

    No we do not .We need better parenting.

  2. Raechel Wilkins Clevenger via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 1:23 pmReply

    Agreed Robson!!! How about gun safety education in school??

  3. Moral Low Ground via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 1:55 pmReply

    How about better parenting AND tighter gun control? Then again, Wakako and I are thinking of gathering a small arsenal of our own just in case Western civilization collapses.

  4. Raechel Wilkins Clevenger via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 1:57 pmReply

    Want help? Lol

  5. Shiva Manjunath via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 2:10 pmReply

    Naw, we need professional training for these gun-toting kids, at a very early stage. Doing so will reduce random shooting victims (any 1 of us), and also take away bragging rights from the like of rapper 50 cents and ‘The Game’ who claim to have over 15 bullet wounds between them. How? Cos neither of them can shoot straight.

  6. Robson Francisco via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 2:14 pmReply

    Gun safe+better parenting.

  7. Herr Rommel via FacebookApril 19, 2011 at 5:31 pmReply

    Natural selection. Darwin was right.

  8. GrayApril 20, 2011 at 9:32 amReply

    Probably ther child of one of the “It’s a gun, don’t touch” crowd. Funny thing is, when guns were more common, to the point that 6 year olds were getting BB guns and .22 rifles for Christmas and their birthdays, this sort of thing almost never happened. But with the “Don’t Touch, Gun Evil” attitude, it is becoming more common. Poor parents are the ones who don’t ACTUALLY teach their children about guns.

    I started teaching my daughter about guns as soon as she showed an interest, at about three. When she was 4, she came to me and told me that her friend had a gun, and my daughter thought it might be a real one. It was, and it was loaded. The playmate’s parents thought they had it out of her reach, thought that telling her “Don’t touch” would be enough. The only good thing was that it was an inexpensive pistol with a heavy trigger pull, too heavy for a 4 year old.

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