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Update: Beekman Charter closed Tuesday for student funeral

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BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Update: Beekman Charter School will NOT be in session Tuesday, due to the funeral of the 8-year-old student that was accidentally shot and killed. School will resume on Wednesday morning.

Previous Report:

BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News) - An 8 year old in the Beekman community was accidentally shot and killed Friday.
Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs reports that just before 5 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to a home on Vaughn Road in Beekman.

There, officers found an 8 year old boy had been fatally shot, and his 14 year old brother was the only person at the scene. Sheriff Tubbs says the accident was caused by the mishandling of a shotgun.

The case remains under investigation and Child Protective Services has been contacted.

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