School Employee Shot During Gun Training

VAN, Texas – A Van ISD maintenance staff member was accidentally shot while attending a school district sponsored handgun safety training class on Wednesday.

The gun misfired, which led to a bullet ricocheting and hitting Glenn Geddie in the leg, reports USA Today and Geddie was taken to a local hospital and is in fair condition.

In January, the district authorized some employees and other persons to carry authorized firearms on campus.

Here is the official response from Van ISD regarding the accident:

At the conclusion of the CHL training on February 27, 2013, one certified person stayed for private instruction with the instructor and had a mechanical malfunction with his weapon. With the assistance of the instructor, the malfunction was addressed, but the gun misfired and the bullet ricocheted coming back to strike the VISD employee in the left leg. The VISD employee was attended to at the scene and transferred to Tyler for further treatment. The injury is not life threatening or disabling. Because of privacy and security issues we cannot make any further statement.

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