Officer's gun goes off in Ulster County high school

March 6, 2013 6:04:33 AM PST
A police officer on duty in an upstate New York high school accidentally fired a shot from his gun Tuesday.

The Highland Central School District says on its website that there were no staff or students nearby when Officer Sean McCutcheon's weapon went off in a hallway just after 1:30 p.m., and nobody was hurt.

McCutcheon is a town of Lloyd officer assigned as a resource officer at the school in the Hudson Valley town of Highland.

Town Supervisor Paul Hansut tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that McCutcheon was being questioned to determine what led to the gunshot.

Lloyd is in Ulster County, 65 miles south of Albany.