This may definitely be a new one for Memphis & Shelby County schools as police say a 13 year-old student at A. Maceo Walker Middle School in Whitehaven accidentally shot himself in the leg.
Reportedly, the teen was trying to flash and show off a gun to his friends that he brought to school in a backpack.
The 13 year-old dropped the gun and it fired a shot unfortunately and fortunately only shooting the student in the leg and not possibly killing him or someone else.
The child was taken to the hospital and the mother was given a juvenile summons at the school.
Apparently other parents were in the school for an awards ceremony and had no idea what was going on. The awards ceremony is reportedly why school metal detectors were turned off the day of the incident.
The 13 year-old was treated at the hospital and was listed in non-critical condition.
Again, fortunately, no other students, faculty or anyone else were harmed from the incident.