A man who accidentally discharged his handgun during a church service on Saturday in Altoona, Pennsylvania, was also expelled from Mount Aloysius College for bringing a firearm to class.
Because charges were not filed against the man in either incident, 6 News has not identified the gun owner, but did interview him.
The man told 6 News that both incidents were accidents and expressed his embarrassment.
He fired his gun inside his pants during the closing prayer at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. No one else was injured, but the man did graze himself.
The man said his shirt rose up while he was in class at the college and the gun was revealed.
“We don’t allow weapons on campus,” John Coyle, Mount Aloysius College's director of communications, told The Tribune-Democrat.
"Within minutes and as per our college emergency protocols, campus security emptied all other classrooms and offices in the building and then removed the student," Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley said.