ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A police officer accidentally fired his gun while on assignment at a northern Virginia middle school. No one was injured.
Alexandria Police say a school resource officer at George Washington Middle School accidentally discharged his weapon in his office at the school.
It occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, while school was in session.
The officer reported the incident to his supervisor and to the school. Police are investigating.
The school day continued without incident.
The officer is a five-year veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.