Yesterday, the boy (name withheld) shot and critically wounded a girl in their classroom in Washington State.
Police took the schoolboy into custody after the shooting at the Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, 15 miles west of Seattle. The girl, aged eight, was taken by air ambulance to Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition.
Bremerton School District spokeswoman, Patty Glaser said police were still investigating the incident, which took place shortly before the end of classes on Wednesday.
“We do know the gun and the student were found,” she said.
The school was locked down before students were allowed to leave. The district said grief counsellors would be on hand for students, staff and parents.
However, we do not have information about the cause of the incident, whether the young boy was playing around or he is a juvenile delinquent.