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Officials in Georgia say an elementary school student suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a third-grade classmate playing with a gun.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. Richmond County school board spokesman Kaden Jacobs says a student brought the weapon to school and was playing with the gun inside a desk.

She says it discharged accidentally.

School officials said at a news conference the bullet grazed a girl in the third-grade class. Superintendent Angela Pringle said the girl was home resting after being treated at a hospital.

Police said the boy who brought the .380-caliber handgun to school was questioned and released to his parents.

No decisions on charges had been made.

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