published Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Gun fired in Memphis school cafeteria, no injury


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MEMPHIS, Tenn.— A child has been taken into custody after a gun discharged inside a Shelby County elementary school.

A statement from the school district said the gun went off inside a kindergarten student's backpack in the cafeteria of Westside Elementary School. There were no injuries. School staffers immediately took control of the backpack.

The school system said there was no evidence of harmful intent, however having a gun at school is a zero-tolerance infraction.

School security officers and the Memphis Police Department responded quickly and the child was taken into custody.

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