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City student injures himself with gun

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis – An 18-year old student accidentally shot himself in the leg early Thursday.

Police say the gun went off when the student pulled it out to show his friends. The incident happened near the St. Louis Learning Center South.

St. Louis Public Schools spokesman Eric Little said the student's friends brought him to the school, but left the gun behind.

"The school was in lock-down until the weapon was recovered, which is standard operating procedure," Little said.

Police are investigating why the student had the gun in the first place.