Apparently the officer’s accidental discharge was caught on camera. H/T Larry in comments.
Did you hear the one about the armed woman threat on the campus of the University of Central Florida yesterday?
The library was evacuated and there was a massive police response. Well, ha ha, funny story about that:
The threats turned out not to be true, and the only gun that went off was that of a police officer, who accidentally discharged the weapon.
The school’s police department tweeted: “We received a social media report of a gunwoman at library. We’re responding to scene, and library is evacuated.”
Hilarious. Some asshole decided to make things interesting during finals week by creating chaos over social media, and a campus police officer accidentally fired his or her gun, just to keep it real.
This seems relevant because campus-carry appears ready to become law in Tennessee, unless Gov. Haslam vetoes it, which I think is unlikely. So here we have an incident where trained law enforcement can’t respond to an armed person threat without accidentally firing a gun, but we’re expecting teachers and other staff of dubious training and skill levels to do better? This is gonna be fun. I mean, it’s worked so well in Utah, Texas, Idaho, etc. etc. etc.