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    (Reuters) - A boy in the third grade at a Washington state elementary school shot a female classmate on Wednesday, critically wounding the girl, authorities said.

    The 8-year-old girl was rushed by air ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and wheeled into surgery for a gunshot wound injury, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

    She remained in critical condition about 3 hours after the 1:30 p.m. PST shooting in a classroom at Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, Washington.

    The 9-year-old boy was taken into custody by police, a Bremerton School District spokeswoman said, and the school was locked down before students were allowed to leave.

    "We do know the gun and the student were found," Bremerton School District spokeswoman Patty Glaser said.

    Glaser said police were still investigating the incident, which took place shortly before the end of the school day. Armin Jahr Elementary teaches about 400 students in grades K-5.

    "It's very early in the investigation. As a parent I can only imagine. Our prayers go out to the families," Glaser said.

    The district said the school would reopen on Thursday and that grief counselors would be on hand for students, staff and parents

    A spokesman for police in Bremerton, a city of some 40,000 people about 15 miles west of Seattle, could not immediately be reached for comment.
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    Nine? Nine years old? Jeez.

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    gun safes people.....if you think you want to own a weapon take responsibility and make sure it is securely stored.

    I think the parents are going to be eyeballed for charges, as they should be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    gun safes people.....if you think you want to own a weapon take responsibility and make sure it is securely stored.

    I think the parents are going to be eyeballed for charges, as they should be
    damn right they should be.

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    I have several shotguns and one handgun. They are not in my house since I don't have a safe at this point in time. They're at one of my brothers since he has a safe. Common sense people... jeez!!!
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    The gun safe is a good idea in a chain of gun safety but should not be the only method. Gun owners have a responsibility to teach their kids safe firearm practices as well and to spend time shooting with them so they understand that a firearm is not a toy and that you don't point it at a target you don't intend to kill, EVER. If the kid intends to kill somebody, that's a different problem altogether & really has nothing to do w/ the weapon of choice. Kids aren't stupid but they'll do pretty much what has been modeled for them by parents & their peers. When we are out shooting, my kids routinely grill me on whether my safety is on. I'd lay odds that this kids' actions are directly resultant of a failure on the parents part in some fashion.
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    I raised 2 sons. I have a well armed house as everyone should. My kids were taught to be responsible with firearms and I think the parents who dont need to be jailed. Praying for this boy shot.
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    I plan on teaching my 2 boys the proper way to handle a firearm when they are older. Right now almost 6 and 3 is too young to teach them. They already know a gun is nothing to play with. Besides having them in a safe, they have trigger locks...
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