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School Resource Officer accidentally fires gun in cafeteria of Florida middle school

Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 15:03:59-04

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL — A school resource officer's gun accidentally discharged in the cafeteria at Weightman Middle School in Wesley Chapel on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say the SRO was in the cafeteria, leaning against the wall when his holstered, duty-issued firearm accidentally discharged into the wall behind him.

The gun fired directly into the wall and no students were in danger, according to the Sheriff's Office. There were no injuries to any students, the staff or the School Resource Officer.

Supervisors have started investigating the incident and there will be a full administrative investigation into the matter.