Police investigate accidental shooting at Idaho State University

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Updated: 9/02/2014 6:14 pm
Pocatello Police are investigating the accidental discharge of a firearm at the Physical Science building at Idaho State University.

According to Lieutenant McCoy with the Pocatello Police Department, officers responded to campus just before 4:00 PM Tuesday to a report of shots fired. Police say an unnamed professor with an enhanced concealed carry permit accidentally discharged his weapon.

The professor was injured. Police say those injuries are non-life threatening. The investigation is ongoing but Lieutenant McCoy says the professor could possibly face a charge of discharging a fire arm within city limits.

Idaho State University officials confirmed the incident and tell KPVI they believe it is isolated. We will bring you more information when we learn it.

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kingfisher - 9/8/2014 7:16 PM
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Wow. So, the result of the NRA push to arm teachers is that now we have an increase in the number of gun injuries in our classrooms. Well done, you bunch of thoughtless goons. At least this time it was the gun owner that got shot and not someone else's son or daughter. Tell you what, some idiot professor or teacher carries a gun into class and shoots my kid, they are going to be chipped and used for compost in about 20 minutes. I know a lot of reasonable, stable, generally non-violent parents who feel the same.

ShinyElena - 9/8/2014 8:21 AM
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I think such incidents happen because society and oung people's minds have changed greatly as well as moral values. Students don't realize that quality education is good investment and an opportunity to get good job. They think that it's better to use some services to chet teachers and get some grades. Visit http://dissertationwritinglab.com/ if you have some issues and need to get answers. But the problem is the whole education system, I do believe it shoud be changed.

SteelWolf - 9/3/2014 4:53 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/BladeTechInd/photos/a.699931826689020.1073741828.128894497126092/849919451690256/?type=1&theater I wonder if this is how it discharged? Look at how worn the holster is. He probably felt his weapon riding up and pushed it back in the holster.

Coley - 9/3/2014 1:55 PM
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Good thing he had the enhanced permit, all that advanced training is really paying off....

KatrinaAnon - 9/3/2014 1:14 PM
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I am wondering how he had an AD? It is extremely rare to have an AD without touching the trigger.

lordemostab - 9/3/2014 1:08 PM
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thank you for being so understanding, annayork. you got it just so. mea culpa.

AnnaYork - 9/3/2014 8:02 AM
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un-NAMED, meaning they are not releasing his name. You're confusing it with "un-ARMED". It's OK, it's 6:30 AM. Who is ever fully awake at that hour anyhow?

lordemostab - 9/3/2014 6:28 AM
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"Police say an *unnamed* professor with an enhanced concealed carry permit accidentally discharged his weapon." how does that work, exactly?
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