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SRO Program Suspended After Accidental Discharge at High School

March 07, 2013  | 

A New York school district suspended its resource officer (SRO) program Tuesday, after an officer's gun accidentally discharged in a high school hallway.

Officer Sean McCutcheon, a veteran police officer with more than two decades of experience, accidentally fired his gun at 1:38 p.m. at Highland High School. No one was injured during the incident when the gun went off, reports USA Today.

The Highland Central School District implemented the SRO program following the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting. During the planning stages, administrators decided to hire trained security personnel with law enforcement backgrounds. Officials also agreed to allow officers to carry their side arms inside buildings.

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[email protected] @ 3/7/2013 8:54 PM

"Accidentally fired" his gun? HOW? The gun didn't "go off". SOMEBODY pulled the trigger. I've got over four decades of carring a firearm and have never had one go off on its' own. Anybody else ever experence a gun firing on by its self??

exSROMike @ 3/19/2013 3:32 AM

this story surely lacks a lot of information... Ive been carrying a pistol since 1976.... luckily no 'AD's' for me.

Fed Cop @ 3/25/2013 8:27 AM

What was his weapon doing out of the holster? There's no such thing as an "accidental discharge". It's a negligent discharge if he didn't intend to fire the weapon. There's a few of things you have to do, 1) draw the weapon; 2) place your finger on the trigger; and 3) Pull the trigger. As your firearm trainer always instructs, you don't do number 2 unless you intend to fire the weapon.

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