Western Indiana student injured by accidental discharge of police weapon at school
VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. - A student was injured at a high school in Clinton, Indiana, on Thursday after a deputy allegedly discharged his service weapon on accident, according to Indiana State Police.
At 9:35 a.m., a 19-year veteran of the Vermillion County Sheriff's Department was teaching a law enforcement class at South Vermillion High School when he accidentally discharged his service weapon, striking a student in the class, according to reports.
The classroom instruction was covering law enforcement scenarios.
The student was given medical assistance at the school and was then taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The deputy involved, identified as Deputy Tim DisPennett, has been put on administrative leave, which is customary.
This is an ongoing investigation by Indiana State Police.