HOUSTON -- Three schoolchildren were injured Tuesday when a loaded handgun brought in by a kindergarten student discharged, according to Houston police.
A 5-year-old child brought a loaded handgun into Ross Elementary School in northeast Houston, according to television station KTRK. The kindergarten student reportedly had the gun in a pocket when it accidentally discharged during lunch in the cafeteria.
Police say three children were either grazed by the bullet or injured by shrapnel. They were being treated at area hospitals and their injuries were not believed to be serious, KTRK reported.
The incident is under investigation.