AURORA, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Aurora police say an employee at Rangeview High School accidentally shot a student in the leg in a campus parking lot after school hours.
Police spokesman Frank Fania says the employee, who is not a teacher, accidentally shot the student when he was moving a gun to the glove box of his vehicle shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday. The employee, who was giving the student a ride home, has a second job as an armed security officer not associated with the school district.
The student was rushed into surgery with a significant injury to his leg, but he is expected to survive.
Police have not released the names of those involved.
Aurora police released the following details about their investigation in a bulletin:
Aurora Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case to please call Detective Dave Van Nostrand at (303)627-3246. You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).
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