Britton-Hecla student expelled for gun incident

     BRITTON, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota high school student accused in an apparently accidental shooting that injured a classmate has been expelled from classes.
     Britton-Hecla Superintendent Kevin Coles tells the American News ( ) that the school board voted to expel 18-year-old Dusty Groom. 
     Authorities say Groom, of Lake City, was showing three boys what he thought was an unloaded .22-caliber handgun in a school parking lot on May 1 when the gun went off and a bullet hit 17-year-old Brody Heitmann in the head. Authorities say Heitmann suffered a flesh wound. He returned to classes a few days after the incident.
     Groom faces misdemeanor charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm on school property and false reporting to authorities.
 AP-WF-05-22-13 1135GMT

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Locations : South Dakota
People : Brody HeitmannDusty GroomKevin Coles
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