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Child brings loaded gun to Minnesota school and it fires in room full of students

gunST. PAUL, MN – A Child in Minnesota’s capitol city brought a loaded gun to school and it fired, but no one was hurt.

The St. Paul Police Department reports that Thursday morning at about 8:40 AM, officers were dispatched to Crossroads Elementary School on a weapons call. When officers arrived, they were informed that a 7-year-old boy brought a .38-caliber revolver to school—and the gun was discharged into the floor of a classroom full of students.

Police say no one was hurt.

Investigators with the St. Paul Police Department are looking into the incident.

“It appears there were no threats made to students or staff. The student who brought the gun to school and his family are fully cooperating as we work to figure out who the gun belongs to, how the child got ahold of it and what could have been done to prevent the incident,” police said.

“Today we got lucky,” the department said via social media, “but this incident should still serve as a powerful reminder to anyone who owns a gun to keep it safe, secure and out of the hands of children.”

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