Increased security at Prince William County high school day after gunshot fired in classroom

There was an increased security presence Wednesday morning at a high school in Prince William County a day after authorities say a gun accidently discharged inside a classroom while a student was showing it to classmates.

Police say a 16-year-old student was displaying a gun around noon Tuesday in an art classroom at Hylton High School in Woodbridge when it accidentally fired.

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The bullet ricocheted in the classroom several times, hitting a trash can and the ceiling. Students were locked down in their classrooms for several hours Tuesday afternoon and held past their usual dismissal while police investigated and searched for the gun, which was ultimately recovered. No injuries were reported.

Officers say the teen has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property and is currently being held at the juvenile detention center.

Police say the student witnesses who did not cooperate with police could face charges.

Now, some parents are on social media demanding metal detectors be installed at all Prince William County Public Schools come next fall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report