3rd-grader playing with gun shoots child at Georgia school

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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 5:45 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say an elementary school student suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a third-grade classmate playing with a gun.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. Richmond County School Board spokesman Kaden Jacobs says a student brought the weapon to school and was "playing with the gun inside a desk." She says it discharged accidentally.

School officials said at a news conference the bullet grazed a girl in the third-grade class. Superintendent Angela Pringle said the girl was home resting after being treated at a hospital.

Police said the boy who brought the .380-caliber handgun to school was questioned and released to his parents. No decisions on charges had been made.

The students' names were not released because they are juveniles.