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ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46) -- A single gunshot briefly set the University of Georgia ablaze Tuesday afternoon when a student's gun accidentally went off inside a classroom.

The male student suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, though no others were injured.

A university spokesperson issued the following statement:

"On October 8, 2019, at approximately 1:55 p.m. UGA Police Officers responded to a call for assistance for a student who had reportedly suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg in a room in the Chemistry Building Annex located at 140 Cedar Street.  The student was conscious and alert when officers arrived and was transported to the hospital a short time later by responding emergency medical personnel for treatment.  There are no factors that indicate any threat to the community related to this incident." 

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