Gun accidentally fires in Texas police academy classroom

April 26, 2019 GMT

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two police cadets in Texas were shot in the leg after a gun accidentally discharged in the middle of their law enforcement class.

Police say the shooting happened Thursday night at the College of the Mainland Law Enforcement Training Academy in Texas City, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Houston. Texas City police say a cadet had a loaded handgun in his backpack in a classroom and the gun accidentally fired when he reached into his bag.

Police say two cadets were struck in their legs and a third cadet was grazed.

Authorities the injuries aren’t considered to be life-threatening.