Memphis, Tenn. (WREG) -- Memphis Police are at Westside Elementary School in Frayser where a 5-year-old student brought a gun to school and it went off.
Memphis Police say no on was hurt. The child is in police custody.
The gun, which was in a backpack at the time, went off in the cafeteria.
Statement from Shelby County Schools:
"This morning at Westside Elementary School, a Kindergarten student
brought a firearm to school in his backpack. While waiting for the
opening bell in the cafeteria, the firearm discharged accidentally
inside the child's backpack. Nobody was injured, and staff immediately
took possession of the backpack.
"SCS Security and the Memphis Police
Department responded quickly, and the matter is now under investigation.
There is no evidence at this time of harmful intent; however, weapons
of any kind are prohibited on campuses, and this student will be
disciplined in accordance with the state's zero tolerance policy.
safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Staff is
trained to handle emergency situations, and all students were kept safe
and calm while this matter was handled."