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Person accidentally shot during Palm Beach County School District ‘training exercise,’ sheriff’s office says

A person taking part in a training exercise with the School District of Palm Beach County was injured in an accidental shooting at a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office gun range on Monday, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office said the incident happened just after 9 a.m.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said deputies responded to an “accidental discharge” during a “civilian training exercise” with the school district at PBSO’s gun range.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip area. That person’s injuries are non-life threatening, the sheriff’s office said.

WPTV contacted the School District of Palm Beach County for additional information, but has not heard back.

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