A young student found a homemade firearm at a Sarapiquí school Tuesday and suffered an accidental stomach wound when he tried to turn the weapon over to a teacher, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The young victim was identified by the family name of Ramírez. Judicial agents said he was 11.
Somehow the child and some companions found the weapon under an unused desk, agents said. They are looking into the case.
The boy was reported in stable condition in the Hospital de Guápiles.