Gun goes off in classroom after first grader brings it from home
The gun went off in a Minnesota first grade classroom.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that no injuries were reported, but police and school officials are investigating the incident to determine how the 7-year-old student obtained the weapon.
Sgt. Mike Ernster — a spokesman for the St. Paul police — said that his department received a call around 8:40 a.m. that a child had brought a gun to school, but that, “Thankfully, no one was hurt.”
An official statement from the department said that the child’s family is cooperating fully with the investigation to determine who owns the gun — which the Twin Cities Pioneer Press identified as a .38 caliber handgun, how the child got access to it and how future incidents can be prevented.