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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say a gun went off inside a kindergartner's backpack in a Memphis school cafeteria, though no one was hurt.

A news release from the Shelby County school district Thursday says the gun went off inside the student's backpack in the cafeteria of Westside Elementary School. School staffers immediately took control of the backpack.

The school system says there was no evidence of harmful intent. However, the school has a zero-tolerance policy against guns.

School security officers and the Memphis Police Department responded quickly, and the child was taken into custody.

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