September 24, 2014 6:45 pm -

A firearm was “accidentally” discharged inside of a middle school classroom south of downtown Houston on Wednesday morning, according to San Antonio Independent School District officials.

[su_center_ad]Spokeswoman Leslie Price said there are no injuries and the handgun a 12-year-old boy brought to the school is now in possession of police at Joel C. Harris Academy, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Don’t we all feel better now?

The boy brought the weapon to school in his backpack, then placed the backpack on top of a table. The gun fired accidentally around 10:30 a.m., Price said.

The school was placed on lockdown for nearly two hours while police investigated the shooting.

When the boy was taken into custody, the school began to lift the lockdown but police said that would take some time to complete..

The owner of the gun has not been established yet.

Alarmed parents gathered at the football field after receiving automated messages from the school.

One unidentified woman yelled, “My son’s in there!”

If only the other kids had a gun…

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Image: Houston Chronicle.

D.B. Hirsch
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17 responses to 12-Year-Old Houston Boy Brings Gun To School, Gun Discharges ‘Accidentally’

  1. tracey marie September 24th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    it is a stupid act by a stupid kid. Now all hell will break lose against a child while redneck grownups walk around texas carrying guns

    • rg9rts September 24th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Your neighborhood NRA dropout???

      • tracey marie September 24th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        Hi RG, this child will be dealt with harshly while murderous cops are set free to kill again

        • NW10 September 24th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

          I’m watching Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which the bad terminator poses as a police officer, and I believe that is the perfect metaphor for a lot of these murderous cops: not afraid to kill innocent people, and with no feeling of remorse.

          • tracey marie September 24th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

            so very true

          • majii September 24th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

            I agree, NW10. If I killed anyone, even if it was an accident, it would probably stay on my mind and in my heart for the rest of my life. I might feel a bit differently if I did it protecting myself and/or my family, but even in a situation like that, I’d still mourn the loss of someone’s life at my hands.

  2. uzza September 24th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    The gun was in a backpack lying on a table, and it fired? All by itself?

    Somebody’s lying–either the gun fondlers, who say this can’t happen or whoever’s trying to weasel out of responsibility.

    • Larry Schmitt September 24th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      No, it’s like spontaneous combustion. You’ve heard of that, right? Like a pile of greasy rags that bursts into flames, a gun in a backpack fires all by itself. Nothing suspicious there.

      • StoneyCurtisll September 24th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        “Nothing to see here…Move along now”..:)

      • fahvel September 25th, 2014 at 3:34 am

        whew, thanks for the explanation.

  3. rg9rts September 24th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    NRA show and tell

  4. Talibandrew Breitbot September 24th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Time to “accidentally” send the child’s parents to prison and find him a foster home that is not so gung-ho on Second Amendment solutions.

  5. NW10 September 24th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  6. searambler September 24th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Charge the parents with negligence! Oh right, this is Texas. Never mind…

  7. William September 24th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Now,where in the heck would a kid get the idea that it’s ok to bring a gun to school?

  8. fahvel September 25th, 2014 at 3:33 am

    is it texas or do the mods here just pick on texas? Seems like an anomoly that texas place. 🙂 Also, do american handguns just sit around and decide to go off whenever they feel like it?

    • Larry StCroix September 25th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Texas is a huge state with a population over 26 million. That’s a lot of people and even if only a tiny percentage of them are nuts, (1/2 of 1% = 130,000) still a lot of people and a lot of stories.
      To give you an idea:
      The 4 states surrounding TX (NM, OK, AR & LA) all added together have half of Texas’ population. If you added the whole central portion of the US (CO, KS, NE, SD, ND, WY & MT) then those 11 states together would approximately equal TX population.

      Nobody is picking on Texas, Texas is quite capable of being anomalous unassisted.