According to media reports, a student who was attending a CCW Course at Vegas CCW, located on Highland Drive in Las Vegas, was "disassembling" his Glock firearm in a classroom after the range portion of the class when the firearm he was handling was accidently/negligently discharged.
During the discharge the bullet hit the ground resulting in sharpnel hitting another student that was nearby.
Reports say the injuries to the student were non-life threatening and that the LVMPD's special investigations unit is currently investigating the incident.
Vegas CCW is owned by Nephi Khaliki (also known as Nephi Oliva) and the instructor teaching the class that day is reported to be Ronald West. West is listed as one of the companies instructors on Vegas CCW's website.
Mr. Khaliki released the following statement to Channel 8's I-Team (who first reported on the incident):
“We have repeatedly requested LVMPD to approve CCW courses in languages more inclusive of the diversity in our city. The student who had the accidental discharge was having difficulty understanding the material because there are no approved courses in Spanish. We have also repeatedly requested the approved use of non-lethal training ammunition which would insure a completely safe learning environment. LVMPD forces all instructors to use live ammunition, even knowing the high volume of first-time shooters in CCW courses. Had both of these requests been granted, this would never have happened to these students or to the guest instructor."
- NEPHI KHALIKI
According to the report, Mr. Khaliki stated that while the incident was the result of a student error and that no live ammunition in the classrom was already a rule, they have implemented further procedural changes after some safety meetings following the incident.
See the original news report: https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/i-team-student-injured-at-las-vegas-firearms-training-class/