School resource officer accidentally fires weapon at Alexandria middle school

WASHINGTON — A school resource officer with the Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department accidentally fired his weapon Tuesday morning at George Washington Middle School, police said.

The officer discharged his weapon inside the school at 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. at about 9:10 a.m., police said. No one was injured, and the officer contacted his supervisor and school staff.

Classes continued as normal Tuesday.

Alexandria police said they are investigating the incident. The officer, who has worked for the department for five years, has been placed on routine administrative leave until authorities complete their investigation.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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