Officer’s Weapon Accidentally Discharges on School Bus
WINCHESTER, Va. – The Winchester Police Department is taking a close look at its officers’ weapons holsters after an officer’s gun accidentally went off in a special needs school bus.
The incident occurred Monday morning when a middle school student reached for a police officer’s gun, reports TV3Winchester.com. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The officer had been dispatched to the bus to calm down the student. While the officer was sitting next to him, the student reached over and put his finger on the trigger of the weapon. The bullet went through the seat and hit the floor.
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