MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — No one was hurt after a Bethune Community student accidentally discharged a gun outside the school just before class got out Tuesday afternoon, a district spokeswoman said.READ MORE: Girl In Very Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head In North Minneapolis
According to Rachel Hicks of Minneapolis Public Schools, Bethune is home to first through fifth graders. She added that “very few students were present” when the gun went off accidentally from inside the student’s backpack at about 3 p.m.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Passes Sweeping Public Safety Resolution To Reform Policing
A School Messenger phone message was sent to Bethune families informing them of the incident, Hicks said.
Citing student data privacy – and because Minneapolis police are investigating the incident – Hicks did not share any other information.MORE NEWS: Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-Olds
Weapons are strictly prohibited on school property.