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Police: 10-year-old accidentally shoots gun in science camp

July 31, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 10-year- boy brought a gun to a science camp in Kansas and accidentally discharged it.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports no one was injured but the incident caused the evacuation Tuesday of the room at the New Century Fieldhouse in Johnson County where the camp was being held.

Capt. Rob Weber of the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department Police says about nine to 10 children were in the room.

Police say the boy brought the gun from home in his backpack to “show it around” at the camp. The child later thought better of that plan and kept the gun in the backpack. He accidentally hit the gun’s trigger when he reached into the backpack to get something out. The single round shot into the floor.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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