(MARTIN COUNTY, Florida)– New details have been released involving a school resource officer (SRO) discharging his service firearm in a Treasure Coast charter school.
The incident occurred on Monday when the SRO attempted to dry fire his weapon before going to the range; however, one bullet remained in the chamber, according to Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.
Dry firing is the practice of training with a firearm that is not loaded, allowing the wielder to better understand the amount of pressure needed when pulling the trigger.
“He did it inappropriately and he did it in an inappropriate place,” Sheriff Snyder stated.
Sheriff Snyder went on to say, “It went through the wall, through the hallway into a bookcase in adjoining classroom,”
While no one was hurt in the incident, the department has said the SRO will be disciplined and receive further training.
The SRO’s job is not in jeopardy, and the exact form of the disciplinary action has not yet been announced.