The ECISD Police and the Odessa Police Department are both involved in the investigation, and in a press conference today they said the shooting was an accident and that two handguns were found in a car parked in the parking lot.
As readers of the Guns section of this weblog know, I have speculated that the lack of safety features on a certain brand of handgun has resulted in more accidental discharges than with other brands. So I am interested in the make, model and caliber of the handgun involved. However, at a press conference this afternoon Odessa Chief of Police Chris Pipes said that information was going to be withheld from the public for fear that its release might jeopardize a future prosecution.
UPDATE, 3/01/06, 5:35 pm CST - Link: David J. Lee's Odessa American article of 3/1/06.