A Tennessee officer accidentally fired a live round from his weapon during a drill at a middle school.
No one was injured, and no students were in Rockwood Middle School at the time because it was an in-service day for teachers. The doors to the school were locked.
Police and the school system were working together on a drill to demonstrate what an active-shooter situation sounds like. School employees are locked in a classroom with the police chief while an officer fires blank rounds in the hallway. Roane County schools Superintendent Leah Watkins said no live ammunition was to have been discharged.
A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Live Ammunition Fired During School Drill