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May 6 Reuters - A sixth-grade girl pulled a handgun from a backpack at her eastern Idaho school on Thursday and opened fire, hitting two fellow students and a member of school staff and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries on them, officials said.
The girl was disarmed by a teacher at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, a remote community about miles km east of Boise, and held until law enforcement arrived, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said. Her name and exact age weren't immediately released.
That is being investigated.
Students were sent home with their parents immediately after the shootings and classes will be canceled on Friday, Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin said. Several law enforcement agencies are involved in the investigation of the shooting, which happened shortly after 9 a.
Local media had ly reported that a male student was taken into custody after the shooting.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Taylor said charges against the girl could include three counts of attempted murder. The school staff member was treated and released for his injury, while the two students were being kept overnight for observation, he said.
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Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher disarms her