The University of St. Thomas student was accidentally shot Friday night within a residence hall, authorities stated.
The student was injured severely enough to need surgery after a gun was accidentally fired in another room, sending a bullet through a wall in Flynn Hall, the university told Saturday.
The injured student is told to be recovering & stable.
Weapons are not permitted in St. Thomas residence halls, the school confirmed in a statement beginning Saturday.
On Friday, later the shooting, an alert was posted on the school’s website stating there was no threat to the public.
Police “authorized an all-clear for the accidental discharge in Flynn Hall for the campus community,” the alert stated. “No further threat.”
The incident is under active investigation by the St. Paul police. As it is an active investigation no additional details are ready at this moment.
According to the school’s site, the university bans “all weapons on university property except where possession of a weapon is a requirement of an individual’s job.”