7th grader wounded when real 9mm Gloc goes off at school stage play with toy guns | Inquirer News

7th grader wounded when real 9mm Gloc goes off at school stage play with toy guns

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—-Police are investigating how a seventh grader got his hands on a gun that he brought to school and accidentally fired, wounding a classmate on Thursday (Jan. 30).

Investigators said the boy and his classmate were in a role-playing activity when the gun went off.

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Maj. Evan Viñas, city police spokesperson, said investigators will ask the parents of the 13-year-old male student why their child had access to the gun, a 9mm Gloc pistol fully loaded with bullets.

According to Maj. Duyle Buenaflor, chief of the Macasandig police station, the school was holding a stage play and required the students to bring toy guns to the campus as props.

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Buenaflor said the play was for the students’ English class.

“The student removed the magazine clip, but he was unaware that the chamber still has a bullet inside,” Viñas said.

He added that the female classmate, also 13 years old, was hit in the hip, but she “is now okay” and recuperating in a hospital.

Viñas said the accidental shooting happened before the stage play started around 7:30 a.m.

He said the father of the male student is a ranking officer of the Philippine Army.

Viñas said both parents of the student were out of town when he took the handgun to school.

Edited by TSB
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