A former police officer accidentally shot himself Friday outside an Iowa elementary school, authorities said.
No children were hurt in the incident at West Elementary in Glenwood.
The shooting victim, Douglas Trent Good, was wounded in a leg and taken to a hospital, the Mills County Attorney’s Office said. His condition was not immediately available.
Good, the parent of a student at the school, was inside his vehicle when the gun fired, said Devin Embray, superintendent of Glenwood Community Schools.
Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen described the shooting as accidental. He said Good is a former Glenwood officer and has taught firearms training classes for people seeking permits to carry concealed weapons.
Embray said the shooting occurred between 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The vehicle was parked in a playground area as children were walking out of school, he said.
Good notified 911 of the shooting.
Police are investigating why he had the weapon, a 9 mm handgun, on school property and what caused it to fire, County Attorney Eric Hansen said in a statement.
Embray notified parents of the shooting through a voice mail.
According to Good’s LinkedIn profile, he also worked as a police officer in Creston and has a master’s degree from Bellevue University.