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Pasco deputy's gun goes off in Weightman Middle School cafeteria, strikes wall

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WESLEY CHAPEL — A school resource officer's holstered firearm went off Tuesday while he was on duty at Weightman Middle School, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The deputy was leaning against a cafeteria wall when his agency-issued weapon, still in its holster, fired a round into the wall behind him, the Sheriff's Office said.

No one was injured in the incident. The school is located at 30649 Wells Road.

The Sheriff's Office did not release the name of the deputy or release any other details about the incident. The agency also did not say what time the incident occurred or how many school children were present.

The deputy was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident pending the completion of an internal investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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