A York Technical College student faces charges after police say a gun he was carrying in his pocket went off during class.
Jeremy Moffett, 19, of York was arrested Wednesday after a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson handgun fired a round during a class in the Construction Trade Center, a satellite building on South Wilson Road, according to a Rock Hill police report.
Moffett originally told police that he fell asleep during the class and that the gun fell from his pocket and fired when it hit the floor, the report says.
He later changed his story to say he was holding the gun in his pocket and accidentally pulled the trigger, the report says.
After the gun fired, Moffett left the class and put the gun in the trunk of his mother's car, according to the report.
Rock Hill police Lt. Brad Redfearn said that the incident appears to be accidental and that Moffett didn't intend to use the gun to hurt anyone.
York Tech canceled Wednesday's classes at the Wilson Street facility after the incident and suspended Moffett pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, according to a statement from the college.
Moffett was charged with carrying a weapon on school property, carrying a pistol unlawfully and discharging a firearm within city limits.