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: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected
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: 'It's Unimaginable': Families Of Quadruple Homicide Victims Eulogize Loved Ones
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: Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x More Likely To Die From COVID: 'Infection Risk Is There For All Age Groups'
Weapons are strictly prohibited on school property.