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Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen.
Richmond County Department of School Safety Chief Alfonzo Williams said in a statement the boy was looking around his house for a toy and found the gun hidden in a curio stand in the kitchen. Williams said he used a chair to climb onto a counter to get to the gun.
The shooting happened Tuesday at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. Authorities said the child was playing with the gun inside a desk when it accidentally discharged, grazing a girl. School officials say she was treated at a hospital and released.
originally posted by: Tranceopticalinclined
I think they should force the parents into a " Gun safety at home with children " class and then maybe make them have to call the police office twice a day to confirm their firearm is locked up and in a safe place for a few months.
Good way to help them not forget again.
I mean, how can you do such a thing? It's only a tool that can kill you, you don't leave power saws plugged in if you have young kids, so why would you have a firearm just hanging around like a ps3 controller.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Stupid gun owner. These are the ones that give us good gun owners a bad name.....
Sucks for the kids involved too, but lucky there was not a serious injury.
Even though there are no guns accessible to children in my house, I check their bookbags every morning when I put their lunch boxes in there to make sure they are not bringing something to school they should not be bringing....pocket knife, ipad, etc...a gun would be the last thing I would expect.
originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: slapjacks
Nothing accidental about it, the gun did not load the bullets by itself.