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US schoolgirl shoots three before being disarmed by teacher

A SCHOOLGIRL in the United States shot three people in her Idaho middle school before being disarmed by her teacher, authorities said today.

During the incident on Thursday, two students and a member of staff were shot in the limbs. Both students are in fair condition and all victims were expected to survive, officials said.

The unnamed 12-year-old girl pulled a handgun from her backpack and fired multiple rounds inside Rigby Middle School, authorities told a press conference today.

A teacher disarmed the girl and held her until law enforcement arrived and took her into custody, authorities said.

The local police and the FBI are investigating the motive for the attack, as well as where and how the girl accessed the weapon.

President Joe Biden described the level of gun violence in the US as an “international embarrassment” last month.

The newly elected leader recently announced his first steps to tighten gun controls, including efforts to set rules for certain guns, bolster background checks and support local violence prevention.

Across the US, there have been approximately 180 mass shootings so far this year, killing about 206 people.

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