3rd grade girl shot at elementary school outside Seattle

6:04 PM, Feb 22, 2012   |    comments
Police said a 3rd grade girl was shot at an elementary school outside Seattle Wednesday. (KING-TV Seattle)
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BREMERTON, Wash. (WXIA) -- An 8-year-old girl was shot in the abdomen at an elementary school Wednesday afternoon, allegedly by another student, authorities said.

According to reports from Seattle NBC sister station KING-TV, a teacher said it happened in a classroom. Police said the third grade girl was taken to a Seattle hospital. They said a 9-year-old third grad boy has been detained in the shooting.

Police said a weapon was found in a classroom.

A school district spokesperson told KING-TV it was believed the shooting was an accident, but police told them it was too early in their investigation to speculate.

The school was placed on lockdown briefly, but the lockdown was lifted a short time later.

(KING Seattle contributed to this story)

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