Houston Kindergartner Reportedly Brings Gun To School; Three Injured

Apr 19, 2011

Details are still coming in from Houston, where the Chronicle's main headline at this moment is "Kindergartner's Gun Injured 3 At Houston School."

Local TV station KPRC says that "three children were injured [this morning] when a gun brought to an elementary school by a 6-year-old discharged."

My Fox in Houston writes that "police and medical responders were called to Betsy Ross Elementary School in Houston after a gun accidentally discharged, injuring three students. A six-year-old is accused of bringing the gun on campus." It adds that:

"A spokesman for the Houston Independent School District tells FOX 26 News a kindergarten student bourght the loaded weapon to school. It fell out of his backpack during the lunch period and discharged, injuring him and two of his classmates."

Reports indicate none of the injuries are serious.

Update at 3:50 p.m. ET. The Chronicle now reports that:

"The pistol fell out of a pants pocket of the 6-year-old boy, who was not identified, and fell on the floor of cafeteria of Ross Elementary School. ...

"The boy who brought the gun was wounded in the foot, another 6-year-old boy was wounded in the leg and a 5-year-old girl was wounded in the foot, Spencer said. The students were either hit by a single bullet and/or fragments, officials said." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.