CHRON reports that a firearm accidentally discharged inside of a middle school classroom Wednesday morning, according to the San Antonio Independent School District officials
The spokeswoman for the school, Leslie Price, said that there weren’t any injuries as a result of the discharge and that the handgun was in the possession of police at Joel C. Harris Academy.
The gun went off when the 12-year-old who brought it to school placed his backpack on the top of a table. The gun fired at about 10:30 a.m., Price said. The school went into lockdown mode for nearly two hours, and police were called in to investigate the incident. The young man was taken into custody and the police began lifting the lockdown at around 12:15 p.m.
Police aren’t clear who owns the gun.
The district spokeswoman added that “everyone is safe” and parents were notified by phone. According to CHRON, some parents had gathered in the school’s football field, and one mother said that she’d received an automated message with few details.
Officials didn’t release what grade the student was in, but the student is in SAISD custody and could face disciplinary actions.
If only there had been a good backpack with a gun to stop this bad backpack with a gun . . . I wonder if the backpack has an NRA membership. It’s about as intelligent as the average NRA member, that’s for sure.