Oxford High School student fires officer's gun during struggle inside building

Published: Oct. 4, 2017 at 3:23 PM EDT
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(10/4/2017) - An 18-year-old Oxford High School student allegedly fired an Oakland County sheriff's deputy's gun inside the school during a struggle Wednesday.

The student assaulted his ex-girlfriend in a hallway during the school day. A statement from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office says the 18-year-old is allowed on campus, but has a written a agreement with administrators to stay away from the ex-girlfriend.

After the assault took place, an administrator detained the 18-year-old and started escorting him to the front office. At some point, the teen punched the administrator in the chest.

Oakland County sheriff's deputies arrived a short time later and escorted the student to the front door of the school. A physical struggle broke out between the student and two deputies just inside the entrance.

During the struggle, the 18-year-old reached for one of the deputy's guns, which was secured in a retention holster. The student grabbed the gun hard enough press the trigger, discharging one bullet through the bottom of the holster.

The bullet hit the floor and ricocheted into an interior wall. Nobody was injured from the gunshot.

Police say the gun was not removed from its holster at any point during the altercation.

Oakland County deputies arrested the student and transported him to a local hospital for a precautionary examination due to pre-existing medical issues. After being released, police took the student to the Oakland County Jail, where he was lodged on several charges.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office believes the student will be arraigned in 52nd District Court in Rochester Hills on Thursday.