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Elementary school student 'playing with gun' shoots classmate

Published 25/08/2015

The child who brought the gun into school is in police custody
The child who brought the gun into school is in police custody

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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