Mattituck H.S. shooter: Gun fired by mistake

Kevin Ehlinger says his gun accidentally went off, firing a shot through a window of Mattituck High School Thursday.

Ehlinger, 28, faces a misdemeanor weapons charge for the incident that injured an 18-year-old student sitting in class. The bullet grazed Amanda Olsen?s head causing only a minor injury.

Police say Ehlinger told them the shot went off accidentally while he was cleaning the rifle at his home, whose backyard faces the school.

However, prosecutors say several witnesses reported hearing three shots. Police are looking for evidence of other shots fired. Ehlinger is due back in court next week.

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