A 15-year-old student shot himself in the leg today inside Lake Clifton High School in northeast Baltimore.
The unidentified 9th-grader was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a bullet wound of the right calf. His condition was described as satisfactory.
No other students or staff members were injured.
Police and the new city school superintendent, Walter Ampry, offered conflicting accounts on where and how the shooting occurred.
Dennis Hill, the police spokesman, said the student was sitting in his homeroom class at about 8:45 a.m. He was playing with a handgun in his pocket and it accidentally discharged.