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Oxford — AnOxford High School student who police say assaulted his ex-girlfriend in the school on Tuesday attempted to grab a deputy's gun during his arrest, causing the weapon to discharge, police said Wednesday.

The student was being escorted from the hallway to the school office by an administrator when the student allegedly struck the administrator in the chest with his closed fist, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said. When deputies arrived to arrest and escort him from the school, he began to struggle with deputies and reached for one of the deputy's firearm in the officer's holster. The weapon discharged one round through the bottom of the holster, the sheriff's news release said.

"The round struck the floor and ricocheted into a nearby interior wall, where it became lodged," police said. No one was injured.

"The suspect, while ignoring the deputy’s verbal commands, was able somehow to depress the trigger on the holstered firearm causing the weapon to discharge one round through the bottom of the holster," an earlier release said.

"The round struck the floor and ricocheted into a nearby interior wall where it became lodged.  The firearm did not come out of the retention holster during the course of the altercation."

Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne issued a notice to parents Tuesday night saying the incident occurred at 4:10 p.m. 

The student was arrested and transported to a local hospital for pre-existing issues and then Oakland County Jail. He was expected to be arraigned Wednesday via video at 52nd District Court, 3rd Division in Rochester Hills.

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