6-year-old brings gun to school, three children hurt

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 19, 2011 1:55 PM

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three children were injured at lunchtime on Tuesday at a Houston elementary school when a gun fell out of a 6-year-old's pocket and went off in the cafeteria, Houston Independent School District officials said.

The boy who brought the gun to Ross Elementary in northeast Houston was injured, as were another boy and a girl, said Norm Uhl, a district spokesman. The injuries were minor, he said, but the children, all in kindergarten, were taken to a hospital.

"The danger has passed and counselors are at the scene," Uhl said.

(Reporting by Deborah Quinn Hensel; Writing by Corrie MacLaggan; Editing by Greg McCune)