Redland Middle School shooting: 11-year-old boy brings gun to school in backpack, weapon discharges

By: Associated Press

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- A boy was shot in the leg at a South Florida middle school.

A Miami-Dade Schools Police Department spokesman says the shooting occurred Friday afternoon at Redland Middle School in Homestead. Initial reports indicate that an 11-year-old boy brought a gun to school in his backpack, and the gun accidentally discharged inside the bag.

The wounded boy was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital in stable condition.

Police were questioning the boy accused of bringing the gun to school, but no charges were immediately filed. Neither boy was named by police.