3 hurt as kindergarten bring gun to school in Texas
By Alyangka Francheska | April 20, 2011 11:46 AM EST
Three schoolchildren were hurt when a kindergarten boy brought a loaded gun to his Houston elementary school children, officials said.
Reports said that the loaded gun fell from the boy's pocket while he sat down for lunch which accidentally started firing bullets at the Ross Elementary School cafeteria. Some of the bullet fragments hit the students, Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock.said.
"It dropped on the floor, under the table. It was loud, it was so loud," 6-year-old Kennedi Glapion said as she was being picked up from the school by her grandmother.
At least 42 kindergartens were having launch in the cafeteria when the incident happened. Kennedi said she was scared and started crying when she heard the loud gun shots.
Two 6-year-old boys were injured because of the incident, including the boy who brought the gun who was hurt in his foot, while the other boy sustained a bullet graze in his leg.
Sam Sarabia, the elementary school officer for the Houston school district added that a 5-year-old girl was also injured in her knee.
Sarabia added that a bullet might have injured the boy who had the gun while the other boy and the girl might have been hit by shrapnel.
Dr. David deLemos at the Texas Children's Hospital declared all the three children in stable condition and described them to be in good spirits.
The injured girl was identified by the police as Za'Keyah Thomas, and one of the injured boys as Khoran Brown, who was released from the hospital later Tuesday. The name of the boy who brought the gun was being held by investigators.
Houston police spokesman Victor Senties said the police is still investigating the incident and refused to divulge if charges will be filed.
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