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Elementary school student 'playing with gun' shoots classmate

A US elementary school student has suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a classmate playing with a gun.

The incident took place at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta, Georgia.

Richmond County school board spokesman Kaden Jacobs said a student brought the weapon to school and was "playing with the gun inside a desk... It was an accidental discharge".

Mr Jacobs said the gunshot grazed another student, who was treated at a hospital and released.

According to a school board statement, the student who brought the gun to school is in police custody.

Mr Jacobs declined to name the students and would not give their ages or grade level.

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