Officials release statement about shooting at Georgia school

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.

Read the Richmond County School System Statement

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.

Photo of the letter sent to parents of W.S. Hornsby K-8 School by officials regarding a situation involving a student being accidentally shot Tuesday morning, August 25, 2015.
Photo of the letter sent to parents of W.S. Hornsby K-8 School by officials regarding a situation involving a student being accidentally shot Tuesday morning, August 25, 2015.

 

View the Richmond County Board of Education Police Departments Gun Safety and Rules Document

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