Aurora PD: Student suffers 'significant injury' in accidental shooting at Rangeview High parking lot

Gun fired as man tried to put it in glove box

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora police are investigating an accidental shooting that happened in the parking lot of Rangeview High School and left one student injured Monday.

About an hour after school let out for the day, the student was getting a ride home from a school employee who also works a second job as an armed security officer, according to police. The employee was trying to put his gun into the glove box of the car when the weapon fired, hitting the student in the leg.

The man drove the student to a nearby hospital, arriving around 4:30 p.m., police said. The student was rushed into surgery with what police described as a "significant injury" to his leg.

The student is expected to survive.

Police said the driver works at the school but is not a teacher, and he and the student know each other, police said. It is unclear if any charges will be filed against the employee.

The names of the student and the employee have not been released.

Detectives have asked anyone who witnessed the incident or know anything else about it to contact Detective Dave Van Nostrand at 303-627-3246 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.