Florida Boy Shot At School, Recovering Over Summer Break

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida boy accidentally shot in the leg with a gun a classmate brought to school has been released from the hospital.

D'Angelo Marte will be spending his summer recovering from Friday's accident at Redland Middle School in Homestead.

The 12-year-old says he'll have to walk on crutches or use a wheelchair because his leg is in a cast, but otherwise he's fine. He was discharged from a Miami hospital Sunday.

Police say the gun was in classmate's backpack. When the bag was dropped to the floor, the gun fired. No charges were immediately filed.

D'Angelo's grandmother says the bullet went through the boy's knee and up his thigh. She says two other students who wrapped a T-shirt around D'Angelo's leg kept him from losing too much blood.

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