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Student at Knoxville's West High School charged after gun in backpack goes off, grazes teacher

A Knoxville, Tennessee, student has been charged after a gun inside their backpack accidentally went off and grazed a teacher, the Knoxville Police Department said Friday. 

The incident happened inside a classroom at the start of the day. 

The unnamed student has been charged with reckless endangerment, reckless aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds, police said in a statement on social media. 

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The gun went off inside the student’s backpack, police said.  (Google Maps)

The teacher — who police said was either grazed by a bullet or bullet fragment — suffered minor injuries in the incident, police said

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No other injuries have been reported. 

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Fox News Digital has reached out to Knox County Schools and the Knoxville Police Department. 

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