COMPTON, Calif. – A 9-year-old boy showing off a handgun on his school bus Friday accidentally shot another student in the elbow, authorities said.
The 11-year-old victim was hospitalized in good condition.
"The other student was showing the handgun to his friend, and it accidentally went off," Butao said. "The driver just heard a gunshot."
The youngster with the gun was taken into custody and was being questioned by detectives. Both boys are special education students, authorities said.