Police have launched an investigation in Houston, Texas after a six-year-old boy sneaked a gun into school and accidentally shot himself and two classmates.
The loaded gun fell from the kindergarten student’s pants in the cafeteria during lunch period at Betsy Ross Elementary School on Tuesday, causing it to go off. Can you believe this?
The boy who brought the gun was wounded in the foot, another six-year-old boy was struck in the leg and a five-year-old girl was hit in the foot. All three were hit by a single bullet or bullet fragments.
Emergency services were called and the three injured children were taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.
The gunshots terrified all the kids eating in the cafeteria, including five-year-old eyewitness Jarneshia Broussard. She told reporters, “I knew it was a gun because a gun goes ‘pow’. I got really scared.”
But the parents of one of the injured children, Khoran Brown, insists their son is already eager to get back to class “It is a sad situation that took place today, but we are thankful our son is in good spirits. He is already asking to get back to school.”
Investigating officers are now trying to piece together events and figure out how a child so young was able to bring a loaded weapon to school.
— Ian Garland