Aurora police are investigating an accidental shooting that happened in the parking lot of Rangeview High School and left one student injured Monday.
About an hour after school let out for the day, the student was getting a ride home from a school employee who also works a second job as an armed security officer, according to police. The employee was trying to put his gun into the glove box of the car when the weapon fired, hitting the student in the leg.
The man drove the student to a nearby hospital, arriving around 4:30 p.m., police said. The student was rushed into surgery with what police described as a "significant injury" to his leg.
The student is expected to survive.
Were not guns in school supposed to make the students safer?
12:57 PM PT: Fox 31 in Denver is reporting that the man was NOT a school employee, but just an armed security guard. This puts a different cast on the story if true, since it was mean that the school had NOT employed the man.
1:00 PM PT: KMGH has updated the story with:
"About an hour after school let out for the day, the student was getting a ride home from a school employee who also works a second job as an armed security officer, according to police."
2:53 PM PT: Updated title since it now appears it was NOT a school security guard, but a school employee who also worked as a security guard.