Augusta GA elementary school student shot, school on lock down

AUGUSTA Ga. (WJBF) — An Augusta, Georgia elementary school student was injured when a gun that another student was playing with went off, according to police.

It happened at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School in Augusta.

A call came around 11:10 a.m. Tuesday morning from the Augusta Fire Department to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office about an incident at the school and the Richmond County Board of Education Police Department needed assistance.

According to Richmond County Board of Education Spokesperson Israel Butler, 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 student who was shot was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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