Officer accidentally fires gun in Hudson Valley school

Officer accidentally fires gun in Hudson Valley school

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A gunshot rang out in the hallway of highland high school in Highland, N.Y., Tuesday. It came from a school resource officer's handgun.

Officer Sean McCutcheon was assigned to the school to protect the students. Officials say his gun accidentally went off around 1:40 p.m., but it is unclear how exactly that happened.

Fortunately no one was hurt. No students were near him at the time.

But the situation has some parents on edge in the small community nestled along the Hudson River.

The Highland Central School District suspended the student resource officer program in light of the incident. The SRO program was started after the Sandy Hook school shooting. It involves an agreement between the Highland School District and Town of Lloyd Police Department.

The school district released a statement: "The incident is being fully investigated by the Town of Lloyd Police Department. The safety of all students and staff remains a priority of the highland central school district."

School officials would not comment any further, nor would police, saying only the case is being investigated.

It is unclear what's going to happen to that officer.

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