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Wrestling event at school evacuated after off duty cop's gun discharges

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 09:26:26-04

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (WSYM) - A wrestling competition at a Mid-Michigan high school was abruptly put on hold Saturday after an off-duty police officer’s gun accidentally discharged.

It happened at Fowlerville High School during a Michigan USA Wrestling event inside the gym.

Fowlerville Community Schools Athletic Director Brian Osborn tells FOX 47 News the firearm belonged to a police officer from Flint.

Following the accidental discharge, the gym was immediately evacuated.

Nobody was seriously hurt.

Osborn says there is a visible bullet hole in the gym floor.

Steve Richardson of Michigan USA Wrestling says the wrestling event is held annually and hosts athletes of ages four to high school from across the state.

More than 700 people were inside the gym at the time of the officer's accidental discharge of the firearm.

Multiple police departments responded and are investigating the incident. The officer from Flint is cooperating.

The wrestling event resumed shortly after the incident.