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Kindergartner brings gun to Texas school, 3 hurt

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:37

Houston: A kindergartener brought a gun to
his elementary school and was among three students injured by
fragments when it dropped from his pocket during lunchtime and
accidentally fired, officials said.

One bullet discharged about 11 am local time in the
school`s 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 6-year-old boys, including the one who had the
gun, were wounded in the foot, said district spokesman Jason
Spencer. A 5-year-old girl also suffered a foot injury,
Spencer said.

Images taken from Houston television station KPRC`s
news helicopter showed three children being wheeled to
ambulances on stretchers. All were sitting up and appeared to
be talking with emergency personnel. Upset parents rushed to
the scene.

Houston is the state`s largest school district with
more than 200,000 students.


First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:37

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