HIGHLAND, N.Y. (AP) - A police officer has been suspended without pay after he accidentally fired a shot from his pistol in an upstate New York high school.
Lt. James Janso of the town of Lloyd police department tells local media outlets Officer Sean McCutcheon will be suspended while the investigation of the mishap continues.
McCutcheon was assigned as a resource officer at Highland High School in the Hudson Valley town of Highland in January in response to the Newtown school massacre. Janso says that program has been suspended for now.
Authorities said there were no staff or students nearby when the weapon went off in a hallway just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Nobody was hurt.
A phone number for McCutcheon wasn't available Wednesday.
Lloyd is in Ulster County, 65 miles south of Albany.