5-Year-Old Shoots Gun at School in Tennessee

Published:11:42 am EDT, August 22, 2013| Updated:12:32 pm EDT, August 22, 2013|
5-year-old shoots gun in school

Westside Elementary School (Google Streetview).

A 5-year-old at Westside Elementary in Frayser, Tennessee, a neighborhood in Memphis, fired a handgun this morning in the cafeteria, WMC-TV reports.

The incident occurred just after 8 a.m.

The child's father reportedly works at the school.

There are no injuries.

Fox 13, which is referring to the child as a "he," reports the gun was brought to school in the child's backpack and that the child was detained in the principal's office:

The school district released this statement:

5 year old brings gun to school in tennessee

Earlier this month, a 5-year-old claimed she was abducted from the same school by a woman who "stuck a needle" in her hand, reports WMC-TV.

5-year-old shoots gun at school tennessee

According to the school district's website, Westside's enrollment is 423 students, taught by 26 teachers.

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