JONESBORO, Ark. (AP, abc24.com) - Arkansas State University police say a handgun brought to campus by a student for protection accidentally discharged inside a dorm room.
No one was injured when the gun fired shortly before midnight Wednesday.
The student who brought the gun to campus is identified as 22-year-old Ricky Dean Langston of Jonesboro. He's now charged with possession of a firearm on a school campus.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that Langston said he was showing the .357 caliber weapon to a friend at the dorm when it accidentally discharged.
University police say the bullet went through a bed frame and apparently out an open window.
Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com