Officials: Indiana deputy’s gun discharges, shoots student in classroom
CLINTON, Ind. (AP) — Officials say an Indiana high school student was shot and wounded when a sheriff’s deputy’s gun accidentally discharged in a classroom as students were taking part in law enforcement vocational training.
The South Vermillion High School student was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after Thursday morning’s shooting.
Dave Chapman, superintendent of the South Vermillion Community School Corp., says the student, a male senior, was grazed by the bullet.
He says the shooting occurred in a popular vocational law enforcement class when a Vermillion County Sheriff’s deputy’s gun accidentally discharged.
Indiana State Police say Deputy Tim DisPennett has 19 years of law enforcement experience.
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