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3 hurt after boy, 6, brings gun to school

2011-04-20 11:55

Houston - A kindergartener who brought a loaded gun on Tuesday to his Houston elementary school was among three students injured when it fired after falling from his pocket as he sat down for lunch, officials said.

One bullet was fired in the Ross Elementary School cafeteria, spraying fragments at the students, said Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock.

"Either some type of chips off the floor, or it could be pieces of the round that discharged," Mock said. "They had some cuts and stuff on their legs, they don't appear to be life threatening."

Two six-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, said Sam Sarabia, the elementary chief school officer for the Houston school district. A five-year-old girl was injured in her knee, he said.

All three children were put on stretchers and taken in ambulances to be checked out at a hospital.

House police spokesperson Victor Senties said it is too early in the investigation to tell if any charges will be filed.

Kennedi Glapion, aged 6, who was being picked up from school by her grandmother, said she saw the gun after it fell under a cafeteria table.

"It dropped on the floor, under the table. It was loud, it was so loud," said the kindergartner, who added that after the gun went off she was scared and started crying.

School district spokesperson Norm Uhl said that the kindergartner could face disciplinary action including being sent to an alternative school for up to 180 days. He said that no punishment has been decided yet.

Comments
  • IrenĂ© - 2011-04-20 12:06

    Why punish the kindergartener, he is not yet at the age to understand what he has done, my question is how the hell did he get access to the gun. The parents should be charged for being irresponsible idiots. Now the poor kid will be treated as a juvenile delinquent because his parents are ignorant and irresponsible. America lax gun laws has allowed for these types of accidents to happen, congrats to the IRA once again. redneck gun toting morons

      Wollie - 2011-04-20 12:57

      I think you mean NRA, IRA is an Irish terrorist organisation. BUT your point well taken. I make sure my guns are all locked away AND that should my kids somehow, they are quite resourceful, get their hands on one, they know how to properly handle it.

      Eric West - 2011-04-20 13:17

      The kid is BLACK, you idiot, not a so-called "redneck"! Sheesh! :(

      Irené - 2011-04-20 14:02

      @eric west I was talking about the NRA and their desire to put a gun in every person hand in the US, you idiot. Next time try and read a friggen comment before you lash out. Doesnt matter what the kids skin colour, its a 6 yr old, and he does not yet understand conceots like when you shoot someone, you could kill them. My pointwas that the US laws regarding gun possession is a farce and the parcents should be held responsible not the kid. But hey eric, i guess you couldnt wait to turn this into a race issue Andyes sorry for the typo, i meant NRA.

  • rickey.de.clercq - 2011-04-20 12:52

    BLAME THE PARENTS!! It is irresponsible of them to leave a LOADED gun where a child can find it.

  • TumbleRat - 2011-04-20 13:13

    Kindergarten Cop

  • Eric West - 2011-04-20 13:14

    Guess the race?

      Chillepeppa - 2011-04-20 13:37

      Who cares??

  • Maims - 2011-04-20 13:14

    The parent should be punished and not the child!!!!! people like that isn't cabable of looking after kids!!!! MORONS!!!!!

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