Weapon Accidentally Discharged in Hunter Ed Class


SODA SPRINGS—A 9 mm handgun was accidentally discharged during a hunter education class in Soda Springs the evening of December 12.


No one was injured.


Idaho Department of Fish and Game prohibits a hunter education instructor from bringing live ammunition into a hunter education classroom.


Fish and Game asked the Soda Springs Police Department to investigate the incident. According to the police report, the volunteer hunter education instructor brought the handgun and the ammunition to the class for a demonstration.


After the demonstration, one of the students, unaware it was loaded, discharged the weapon. The shot hit a mounted mule deer head.


The instructor has been dismissed. Fish and Game will make counseling available to anyone in the class who wants it.