Shooting at Blossomwood Elementary School

One student was taken to the hospital after being shot in the hand.

Posted: Sep. 17, 2018 10:45 AM
Updated: Sep. 17, 2018 6:36 PM

A shooting occurred at Blossomwood Elementary School in Huntsville. HEMSI transported a student to Huntsville Hospital Woman's and Children's with a gunshot wound to the hand.

The weapon was brought to school by a second-grade student who is currently in the custody of the Huntsville Police Department. Police said the shooting occurred in P.E. class and that a school official was nearby and intervened on the situation.

The Huntsville City Schools superintendent and the Huntsville Police Chief held a press conference in front of the Blossomwood campus, and Huntsville City Schools sent an email to parents addressing the incident.

School security, Huntsville Police and emergency medical personnel all responded to the scene. Officials have now confirmed the situation is safe and that school will resume as normal tomorrow.

At this time, the shooting is being ruled by police as an accidental discharge between two students handling a small firearm. Huntsville Police Department says it will take a couple of days to complete their investigation into the "chain of custody" of the gun.

According to the Madison County District Attorney's Office, the parents of the second-grader that brought the gun to school will not face criminal charges. However, they could face a civil lawsuit.

"We're talking about second-graders. There is really no criminal liability for a second-grader unless the parent somehow sent the gun with the second-grader, there is really no criminal liability for them," Madison County Assistant District Attorney, Tim Gann said.

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