12-Year-Old Houston Boy Brings Gun To School, Gun Discharges ‘Accidentally’
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…
Image: Houston Chronicle.