By Associated Press
CLINTON, Ind. – An Indiana high school student was shot and injured Thursday when a sheriff’s deputy’s gun accidentally discharged in a classroom while students were participating in vocational law enforcement training , officials said.
The injured South Vermillion High School student was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the shooting at around 9:30 a.m. EST, the school district posted on Facebook. Publish. The school is located in the town of Clinton, approximately 60 miles west of Indianapolis, near the Indiana-Illinois border.
Dave Chapman, superintendent of South Vermillion Community School Corp., said the high schooler was grazed by the bullet. He said the student described his level of pain as a “prick”.
Chapman said the shooting occurred at a popular professional law enforcement class taught by deputy sheriffs from the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office, WTWO-TV reported.
“During today’s instruction they were doing drills, and during that drill, the deputy’s duty revolver was accidentally discharged, hitting one of our students,” he said. -he declares.
Indiana State Police said Deputy Tim DisPennett, a 19-year veteran of the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department, was placed on administrative leave while investigating the shooting.
State Police Sgt. Matt Ames confirmed that the weapon involved was the deputy’s duty weapon.
He said state police will interview the deputy and the students who were in the classroom at the time of the shooting. Once that investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to the Vermillion County District Attorney’s Office “for review.”