WINCHESTER, Va. — A police officer who was placed on paid administrative leave after his gun discharged on a special-needs bus is back at work, North Virginia Daily reports.
Lauren Cummings, police community relations specialist, told the news outlet that investigators determined that the gun fired accidentally through no fault of the officer.
Police say the officer was called to the school bus to help the bus driver after school officials reported an unruly student on board. The officer boarded the bus, calmed down the disruptive student and was accompanying him to his destination when the gun discharged. Police say the student and officer were seated next to each other when the student reached into the officer's holster and squeezed the trigger with his finger. The gun fired through a seat and into the floor, according to police.
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