Washington Third-Grader Accidentally Shot in Classroom

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM EDT

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Washington Third-Grader Accidentally Shot in Classroom

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM EDT

According to the Seattle Times, police said an 8-year-old Washington third-grader is in critical condition after being shot Wednesday when a handgun in the backpack of a male student discharged inside their classroom.

The boy is in custody at a juvenile detention center, according to the report. Police are trying to determine who the boy obtained the gun, according to the Seattle Times story.

Read the Seattle Times story HERE.