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Fox: Houston Elementary School Shut Down -6 yr old with gun
fox news | 4/19/2011 | fox News

Posted on 04/19/2011 10:23:47 AM PDT by sodpoodle

Breaking - four taken to hospital - six year old dropped gun which fired.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: arth; banglist; gun; homeschooling; schooled; schoolshooting
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1 posted on 04/19/2011 10:23:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Houston, we have a problem...............


2 posted on 04/19/2011 10:27:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: sodpoodle

Was it a white rich kid in private school?


3 posted on 04/19/2011 10:27:10 AM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: sodpoodle

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 gun 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.

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

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http://www.khou.com/news/local/HISD-police-ambulances-respond-to-incident-at-Ross-Elementary-120211529.html


4 posted on 04/19/2011 10:27:25 AM PDT by deport
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To: Skeez

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/110419-police-ems-called-to-ross-elementary-school

>>HOUSTON - Police and medical responders were called to Betsy Ross Elementary School in Houston after a gun accidentally discharged, injuring three students. A six-year-old is accused of bringing the gun on campus.

A spokesman for the Houston Independent School District tells FOX 26 News a kindergarten student bourght the loaded weapon to school. It fell out of his backpack during the lunch period and discharged, injuring him and two of his classmates.

Aerial views from SkyFox showed the three children being taken from the school on stretchers to waiting ambulances. One girl appeared to have her foot bandaged up while a a boy had his knee wrapped up. All three appeared to be conscious and in good spirits.

The school district says none of their injuries were life threatening.

Right now, investigators are trying to figure out how the six-year-old obtained the weapon.

Upset parents could be seen arriving at the school.

Check back for updates to this developing story.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 10:28:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: sodpoodle

Breaking - four taken to hospital - six year old dropped gun which fired.

______________________________________

Holy Missing Details Batman!


6 posted on 04/19/2011 10:28:26 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: deport
A single bullet grazed all three victims

Did Lee Harvey Oswald reproduce?

7 posted on 04/19/2011 10:29:40 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Skeez

59% black
39% Hispanic
1% white
1% other

Title 1 School.

http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Ross_ES.pdf


8 posted on 04/19/2011 10:30:08 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: deport

Thx deport;)

I was waiting for more info to transcribe and the screen went blank.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: Skeez
Was it a white rich kid in private school?

Nah, Amish home school class.

10 posted on 04/19/2011 10:34:39 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Red Badger
I will bet money:

1. Said 'gun' was a piece of crap that
2. Was not bought at a gun store, and
3. Purchaser couldn't have passed a background check if he did, and
4. Kid was not taught how to properly handle a gun, and
5. Kid comes from a home where parents are absent.

Those are sure bets.

11 posted on 04/19/2011 10:34:47 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: wac3rd

Put the freakin guns owner in jail for at least a year! Who allows a six year old access to a loaded gun?


12 posted on 04/19/2011 10:35:21 AM PDT by in the wind
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To: backwoods-engineer

Gangs, thugs in home most likely...............


13 posted on 04/19/2011 10:36:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Brevity vs. levity;)

(I coulda made stuff up)


14 posted on 04/19/2011 10:39:06 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: in the wind
Put the freakin guns owner in jail for at least a year! Who allows a six year old access to a loaded gun?

Well, the momma thought the sho-and-tell idea was a good one at the time.......

15 posted on 04/19/2011 10:39:13 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (True Hope and Change comes only from Jesus Christ.....not some demagogic empty suit politician.)
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To: deport

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

Must have lively “show-and-tell” sessions at that school.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 10:39:18 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: sodpoodle

No firing pin block?


17 posted on 04/19/2011 10:40:16 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: in the wind
Who allows a six year old access to a loaded gun?

Exemplary parent(s) no doubt. /S

18 posted on 04/19/2011 10:41:03 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

The gun-control crowd will jump all over this one.


19 posted on 04/19/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: wac3rd
59% black 39% Hispanic 1% white 1% other

Title 1 School.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Skeez

***Was it a white rich kid in private school?***

Probably rich parents in a lucrative bidniss.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: sodpoodle

Shorty’s gonna be a thug


22 posted on 04/19/2011 10:42:17 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: pabianice

MUSS. I. DIE? MUSS. MY. CHILD. DIE?


23 posted on 04/19/2011 10:43:56 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: GeronL
Shorty’s gonna be a thug

Probably was venting because he was the last one picked for the volleyball team in gym class.

24 posted on 04/19/2011 10:45:07 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wac3rd

I am sure that is just a coincidence/s


25 posted on 04/19/2011 10:47:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: sodpoodle

Media to cry Gun Conrol in 3...2...1....


26 posted on 04/19/2011 10:48:06 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: wac3rd

I am shocked... not


27 posted on 04/19/2011 10:48:31 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: sodpoodle

Most likely the child of a gangsta daddy getting ready to punish some kid fo dissin em.

The idiot school-board will of course blame the situation on the piece of metal and their pocket politicians will continue to harass the citizens of Houston.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 10:48:49 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: sodpoodle

Media to cry Gun Conrol in 3...2...1....


29 posted on 04/19/2011 10:49:30 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: sodpoodle

Media to cry Gun Conrol in 3...2...1....


30 posted on 04/19/2011 10:49:32 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Good girl. Going back to school. Loves her kids. Bad friends. Made a mistake.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 10:50:02 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: in the wind

My parents and older brothers allowed me access to guns when I was little.

Of course they also taught me how to handle them and mentioned that if I did without their approval I would be toast. Until I got older of course.

The pretty much did the same thing with other tools which could be dangerous if misused.

I guess I’m lucky to be alive.


32 posted on 04/19/2011 10:52:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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33 posted on 04/19/2011 10:52:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jakerobins

Media will probably brush this under the rug as an unfortunate incident. i.e. child thought the gun was a toy. He’s only 6 years-old.


34 posted on 04/19/2011 10:53:05 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: backwoods-engineer

6. Kid is Amish


35 posted on 04/19/2011 10:54:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: sodpoodle
My attorney has loved and lived in Houston his entire life, he told me that since Katrina that every native Houstonian has either been the victim of a violent crime or someone who lives in their household has.

With tears in his eyes he told me that he is throwing in the towel and moving his practice.

36 posted on 04/19/2011 10:55:01 AM PDT by txroadkill ( We're sooooooo screwed!)
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To: sodpoodle

6?


37 posted on 04/19/2011 10:55:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: in the wind

Also, parents of injured kids should sue the pants off parents of the kid who brought the gun.


38 posted on 04/19/2011 10:56:18 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: driftdiver
I guess I’m lucky to be alive.

Me too. My Dad had loaded guns in the house from the time I could remember. Even though we were taught to shoot from an early age, we were scared to touch them without permission....for fear we wouldn't have rear-ends at the end of the day.

39 posted on 04/19/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: deport
A single bullet grazed all three victims, including the 6-year-old who brought the gun.

That's a magic bullet.

40 posted on 04/19/2011 11:03:16 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: raccoonradio
Upset parents could be seen arriving at the school.

Were the calm parents invisible?

41 posted on 04/19/2011 11:04:37 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: La Lydia

They probably don’t have anything worth suing for. Nope, the parents of the injured kids will sue the school system. They have much deeper pockets.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 11:05:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LaineyDee

I trust my kids more than I do the neighbors.


43 posted on 04/19/2011 11:07:18 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: sodpoodle
The student just before the gun "went off"


44 posted on 04/19/2011 11:07:34 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: dead

“Did Lee Harvey Oswald reproduce?”

Good point.

Maybe the bullet hit a concrete wall and pieces of the wall/lead grazed the students?


45 posted on 04/19/2011 11:07:52 AM PDT by panaxanax ( Hillary's gonna' run (and win) in 2012 if the GOP doesn't wake up!)
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To: La Lydia
"Also, parents of injured kids should sue the pants off parents of the kid who brought the gun."

Have you ever heard the phrase, "You can't get blood out of a turnip."?

The parents, I'm sure, are poor, probably living in government housing with no personal assets whatsoever.

I'm sure what will happen is an action will be filed against the school - they're the only ones with any money. And, I'm also sure that the school will settle. Welcome to tort laws in America.

46 posted on 04/19/2011 11:08:25 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Responsibility2nd

We need gun safety classes in kindergarten to prevent this from happening again.

How is a 6 yr. old going to protect his stash of drugs if he doesn’t have an equalizer?


47 posted on 04/19/2011 11:17:55 AM PDT by chainsaw
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To: dead
"Did Lee Harvey Oswald reproduce?"

Probably a plant by Schumer so he can badmouth Houston some more plus throw in a few snide remarks about handguns on top of it...

48 posted on 04/19/2011 11:18:07 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We need gun safety classes in kindergarten to prevent this from happening again.

How is a 6 yr. old going to protect his stash of drugs if he doesn’t have an equalizer? I am assuming the kid was 6. He could be 15 for all I know.


49 posted on 04/19/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT by chainsaw
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To: LaineyDee

My dad had a terminology for that, he called it Lump Theropy. If he had ever caught me fooling around with any of the large number of guns he had about the house, I would be about two inches shorter today.


50 posted on 04/19/2011 11:21:33 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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