AUGUSTA, Ga. – Richmond County Board of Education Spokesperson Israel Butler has released more information concerning a Tuesday morning incident at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School that resulted in a female student being accidentally shot.
Butler says officials discovered that a student brought a gun to school “against state law and district policy”, around 10:45 a.m.
He also said that, “while playing with the gun inside a desk, a student accidentally discharged the weapon and another student was struck”.
Parents have been notified about the incident and the student who was found to have brought the gun to school is currently in police custody.
The injured student was transported to a local hospital and all other students and staff are safe and secure in the building.
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