Mesquite officer accidentally fired a gun in Horn High School, police say – Dallas News

Mesquite officer accidentally fired a gun in Horn High School, police say - Dallas News

DFW school resource officer accidentally fires gun at school

A Mesquite police officer will be subject to internal discipline for accidentally firing his handgun at Horn High School on Thursday morning, according to the Mesquite Police Department.

The officer, whose name was not released, was trying to inspect his handgun in an office around 11:45 a.m., police said. He removed the magazine but neglected to empty the chamber and accidentally fired a single round, police said.

Mesquite School Resource Officer Accidentally Fires Gun Inside Horn High School

The round “ricocheted off the concrete floor and disintegrated,” according to a written statement from the department.

MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – A Mesquite Police Officer assigned to Horn High School accidentally discharged his handgun while inspecting it.

The gun went off as the officer began to unload the gun in his office at Horn High School, according to a press release.

After removing the magazine, the officer failed to eject the round of ammunition from the chamber and accidentally discharged the handgun.

Only one round was fired from the gun and it did not hit anyone. The bullet ricocheted off the concrete floor and disintegrated.

The gun misfired when the officer failed to eject the round of ammunition from the guns chamber after removing its magazine, the press release said.

The department is investigating the incident and the officer will be subject to internal discipline.

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