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Boy, six, takes loaded gun to class

A six-year-old boy who brought a loaded gun to his school in the US was among three youngsters slightly injured when it fired after falling from his pocket, officials said.

One bullet was fired at about 11am local time on Tuesday in the cafeteria of Ross Elementary School in Houston, spraying fragments at the students.

Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock said: "They had some cuts... on their legs, they don't appear to be life threatening."

Two six-year-old boys, including the one who had the gun, were injured in the foot, said district spokesman Jason Spencer. A five-year-old girl also suffered a foot injury.

All three children were taken to hospital.

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