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Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges on School Bus

May 15, 2013  | 

The Winchester (Va.) 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. 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.

Tags: School Children, Accidental Discharges, Winchester (Va.) PD


Comments (5)

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Troop @ 5/15/2013 5:18 PM

Sitting too close or bad holster design? I say both.

Dominic Gabriel @ 5/16/2013 1:47 PM

LOUSY holster design! It is hard to believe that this officer was wearing a holster in good shape that was permitted by his department.

bobh @ 5/16/2013 2:02 PM

Sounds like a Glock.

Bob@Az. @ 5/16/2013 3:47 PM

Troop & Dominic: Dead on. Glad he wasn't bending over while talking! Blues, Stay Safe.

Bob @ VA @ 5/20/2013 1:15 PM

Wow, how could the kid access the trigger in a duty holster? Such a holster is an invitation to an ND. Glad that no one was injured.

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