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10-year-old student struck by pellet while sitting in class at Bronx elementary school

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THE BRONX — A 10-year-old girl was shot in the chest by a pellet gun while she was sitting in class at a Bronx elementary school Wednesday, police said.

The girl was in class on the fifth floor of P.S. 63 Author's Academy on Franklin Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. when she was struck by a pellet, according to police.

School Safety Union believes someone in a building across the street of the school had fired the pellet gun.

The girl suffered some redness on her chest and was taken to the hospital, police said.

Parents are upset and said school should be a safe place for children.

"It's shocking, it's very shocking that a kid could be in class and still be harmed by some type of danger from the outside. It's very shocking," a man told PIX11 News.

A man has been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the incident.