A Class 2 student in Chicago, USA, brought a gun to school where it accidentally discharged and grazed a classmate . The eight-year-old boy found the gun under his mother’s bed. The incident took place in Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old woman, charged with child endangerment, appeared in court on Wednesday. A fine of $1,000 was imposed on her.
“We are inches away, possibly centimetres away, from a very different case and a very different tragedy,” Judge Michael Hogan told the woman.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the bullet struck the ground, ricocheted, and grazed the abdomen of a seven-year-old boy. The child was subsequently sent to a nearby hospital.
A Glock 19 handgun was found inside the student’s bag, which was handed over to school security personnel.
According to the woman’s lawyers, her firearms were licensed, and the incident was not planned or done on purpose.