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February 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Student shot at Bremerton elementary school

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A third-grader was wounded in a shooting this afternoon at Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, district spokeswoman Patty Glaser said. The victim is 8, according to Bremerton police.

The school, a K-5 with about 400 students, was scheduled to let out at 1:30 p.m. today. The shooting happened shortly before the end of the school day. The school was immediately placed under lockdown, Glaser said. The students have since been released and were being sent home on buses.

Glaser didn’t know how badly the student was hurt, but she was reportedly shot in the stomach.

KING-TV reported the shooter is also in third grade.

A firearm was found in a classroom and one student was detained, The Kitsap Sun reported.

Police have not confirmed the girl’s condition, but an Airlift Northwest helicopter landed at nearby Harrison Hospital and airlifted the girl to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Children could be seen escorted out of the building about a half-hour after the shooting.

The incident isn’t the first this school year in which a gun was brought to a Kitsap County school. The Kitsap County sheriff’s office arrested two 10-year-old boys for bringing a loaded handgun to  Silverdale Elementary School .

Deputy Scott Wilson says one boy asked the other to bring a family gun to the school because the first student wanted to assault members of his own family.

It has been almost exactly two years since the last shooting in a Washington public school, said Nathan Olson, a spokesman for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. In that case at Tacoma’s Birney Elementary, a man with no connection to the school shot and killed a special-education teacher before killing himself.

Olson declined to comment on this incident.

Here are the most recent updates on this story.

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