Elementary School Student Playing With Gun at Desk Accidentally Shoots Classmate

A Georgia elementary school student accidentally shot another child while handling a gun.

A Georgia elementary school student who brought a gun to school accidentally shot a classmate.

The student is currently in police custody, according to a school board statement.

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The child had brought the gun to school and was "playing with the gun inside a desk," a spokesman explained.

"It was an accidental discharge,” they added.

The girl who was shot suffered minor injuries and has been released from hospital.

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Parents were notified of the accidental shooting, said school officials. All other students and staff were unharmed.

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