MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – A Mesquite Police Officer assigned to Horn High School accidentally discharged his handgun while inspecting it.
It happened in an office for School Resource Officers as he began to unload it.READ MORE: Amber Alert Canceled For Dallas Brothers Believed To Have Been With Murder Suspect Father
After removing the magazine, the officer failed to eject the round of ammunition from the chamber and accidentally discharged the handgun.READ MORE: COVID-19 Delta Variant 'Accelerating' In North Texas And Across The Nation
One round of ammunition was fired, ricocheted off the concrete floor and disintegrated. No students or school faculty members were present or injured during this incident.MORE NEWS: Frisco's Grand Park No Longer An 'Urban Legend' As City Can Finally Finish Exide Cleanup
The department is investigating the incident and the officer will be subject to internal discipline for his conduct.