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7th-grade students detained after gun discharges in Stockton classroom

10:58 AM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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  • Gun confiscated in Van Buren Elementary discharge in Stockton.
  • Gun confiscated in Van Buren Elementary discharge in Stockton.
  • Police at Van Buren Elementary School in south Stockton.
  • Police at Van Buren Elementary School in south Stockton.
    

STOCKTON, CA - Two seventh-grade students at Van Buren Elementary school in Stockton were arrested after a gun they were passing between one another discharged in class Monday morning. 

Stockton Unified Police Chief Jim West said one round fired from the 22-caliber semi-automatic handgun into the floor of the classroom as one boy was passing it to the other at around 9 a.m.

Both students were subsequently arrested and the gun was secured by officials, said West.

Neither boy cooperated with officers and both refused to answer any questions, said West.

No injuries were reported in the incident and school was scheduled to continue as usual for the day, West said.

According to West, parents of children at the school were all notified of the incident.

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