Raw: Parents react to shooting at Ross Elementary

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM

HOUSTON -- Three children were grazed by a bullet at Betsy Ross Elementary School in northeast Houston Tuesday.

HISD police confirm a kindergarten student brought a loaded handgun to school and it accidentally went off when it fell from his pocket in the cafeteria.

A single bullet grazed all three victims, including the 6-year-old who brought the gun. One 6-year-old boy was wounded in the foot, another 6-year-old boy was wounded in the leg and a 5-year-old girl was wounded in the foot.

Five-year-old Heaven Holly said it was very scary.

Three of my friends in the classroom, they was crying," Heaven said. "That made me cry too."

None of the children appeared to be seriously hurt. They were all conscious and sitting up on the stretchers as they were loaded into ambulances. 

HISD police and several ambulances responded to the scene at 2819 Bay around 11:20 a.m.

Dozens of parents rushed to the school after learning of the shooting and some took their children home.

Police are now investigating how the boy got the gun.

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