A gun fell out of the pocket of a 6-year-old boy at Ross Elementary School in Houston and accidentally discharged, wounding him and two other students. Reuters reports that the incident occurred at lunch time in the school cafeteria, according to Houston Independent School District officials.
The other children injured were another 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, all kindergarteners. The children’s injuries are “not life-threatening,” says the BBC. The three children were taken on stretchers from Ross Elementary School and were reportedly sitting upright and, apparently, talking.
Says Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock regarding how the children were injured:
Either some type of chips off the floor, or it could be pieces of the round that discharged… They had some cuts and stuff on their legs, they don’t appear to be life-threatening.
We all more than hope so, it goes without saying.
We’d also all like to know what a 6-year-old — a kindergartener — is doing with a gun in his pocket?
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