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Jan 14, 2016 1:43 PM

Police: Student accidentally shot self in leg at NH's Sig Sauer Academy in Epping

EPPING - A civilian student at the Sig Sauer Academy accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday night.

Police said they responded to the academy at 233 Exeter Road around 7:15 p.m.

The student shot himself in the calf when he was trying to put his pistol back in its holster, police said. He suffered a superficial wound and was taken to Exeter Hospital.

Police said staff at the facility followed protocol.

Police said this was this first time they had been called to the academy for an incident like this.

The Sig Sauer Academy has been in Epping since 1996 and offers firearms and tactical training.

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