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Gun goes off in Dublin classroom

POSTED: March 9, 2010 9:01 a.m.
DUBLIN - Police in Dublin say a 15-year-old is charged with having a firearm on campus after a handgun he was carrying discharged in a classroom and a bullet fragment struck another student.

Dublin Police Chief Wayne Cain says the 15-year-old told authorities he brought the gun to Dublin High School on Monday for self-protection. Cain says he was putting the gun in his backpack when it went off.

Cain says a bullet fragment ricocheted off the floor, striking the leg of a 17-year-old student, causing a bruise.

Cain says the 15-year-old was being held at a Youth Detention Center pending a hearing. He says the gun belongs to a family member.

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