POCATELLO, Idaho ( KIFI-TV ) - A gun was accidentally fired on the Idaho State University campus on Tuesday afternoon.
Pocatello police said the person who fired the gun is a professor at the university. The professor sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. The professor does have the enhanced concealed carry permit required to carry a weapon on campus.
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Public Safety received a call about an accidental discharge of a concealed weapon in the Physical Science building. A student in the class said the gun went off in the middle of the class. They said the professor was able to leave of his own accord.
Idaho State University said there was no one evacuated from the building, and several other students our reporter spoke with said they were upset they were not notified.
One student said she signed up for emergency alerts for this very reason. She said accidental or not, students should have been notified of what had happened.
Marketing and Communications Director Adrienne King said the university takes the safety of its students very seriously.
"At this point it is believed to be an isolated incident," King said. "We don't have any reason to believe students or anybody else in our Bengal community has any reason to be concerned."