PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning after police say a child brought a gun to school and it accidentally went off outside.
The incident occurred Thursday morning, around 9 a.m., at the West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School. Police say an 8-year-old boy was found with a weapon inside the school and that the weapon was accidentally discharged in the schoolyard.
The school was placed on lockdown just before 9 a.m. and the lockdown was lifted about 15 minutes later. Police say the weapon was recovered and no one was injured.