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1st-Grader Accidentally Fires Gun at Elementary School in Alabama; Parents Arrested

A sign for J.E. Hobbs Elementary School is seen in this Google Maps image.

A sign for J.E. Hobbs Elementary School is seen in this Google Maps image.

The parents of an Alabama first-grader were taken into custody after the child accidentally fired a gun at school Friday, officials said.

The incident happened at J.E. Hobbs Elementary School in rural Wilcox County, where District Attorney Michael Jackson said a 6-year-old boy brought a gun to school and the weapon went off.

A bullet hit a wall but no one was hurt, he said. The county school superintendent issued a statement on Facebook saying the gun was in the child’s coat pocket at the time.

The parents were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Jackson said, but authorities did not immediately release their names.

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