The Associated Press
LINDEN, N.J. — Police say a fourth-grader fired a semiautomatic handgun inside a New Jersey elementary school as he was showing it to a friend.
Linden Lt. Raymond Tyra says no one was injured in the gunfire at School Number 2 on Wednesday afternoon.
A 10-year-old boy was showing the .38-caliber gun to his friend in a coat closet when the weapon went off. A bullet passed through the wall and into the classroom next door, where it lodged in a wall.
Tyra says most of the kindergarten to fifth-grade students who attend the school had gone home before the incident.
Police officers recovered the gun and secured the school.
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Investigators are trying to determine how the child got the weapon.