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PD: Kingman student accidentally shot in leg on school bus

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Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 08:47:00-04

KINGMAN, AZ — Kingman police say one high school student accidentally shot and injured another male student on a school bus with a handgun brought to school.

Police Chief Rusty Cooper said juvenile charges of endangerment and other crimes would likely be sought against the 14-year-old who had taken the gun to school on March 23.

Cooper said the 14-year-old was handling the gun on the bus on the ride home to Dolan Springs the same day when it fired, shooting a 15-year-old student in the leg.

The student’s injury was described as serious but not life-threatening.

Cooper said the shooting appeared to have been reckless but unintentional.