EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMemphis Police Say 5-Year-Old Fires Gun In School Cafeteria; No Injuries Reported
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Fox 13 Memphis, Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 22, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
Fox 13 in Memphis reports that Memphis police have confirmed a 5-year-old fired a gun in a school cafeteria and has been taken into police custody.
Police were at the scene Thursday morning of the shooting at Westside Elementary in Frayser. The incident happened about 8 a.m. and police said the gun discharged in the child's backpack. No injuries were reported.
Shelby Co. Schools where Westside Elementary is located issued the following statement regarding the incident: "The SCS Security and the Memphis Police Department responded quickly and the matter is now under investigation. There is no evidence at this time of harmful intent; however, weapons of any kind are prohibited on campuses, and this student will be disciplined in accordance with the state's zero tolerance policy."
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