SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A Dallas high school basketball player was arrested on felony gun charges Wednesday night after an accidental shooting in San Antonio.
18-year-old Kyron Henderson was arrested after a weapon in his bag on a charter bus accidentally fired when the bag was moved, the Express-News reports.
Henderson was in San Antonio to take part in the Class 5A UIL boys basketball tournament for Kimball High School. Hinojosa said Kimball will still compete in the tournament Friday night again Beaumont United at 7 p.m.
Henderson, who recently signed a scholarship to play football at West Texas A&M, reportedly averaged 13 points during the regional UIL tournament in a bid to get Kimball to the tournament for the 13th time.
Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said the gun was accidentally discharged when the team was on the bus and heading to dinner.
“We will, to the full extent of our policies we will execute discipline. I can not comment on the student. There are much bigger things he has to worry about, legal matters and criminal matters,” Hinojosa said.
An unidentified 18-year-old female athletic trainer was shot in the ankle and reportedly transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“I have been in contact with the University Interscholastic League and talking to their leadership,” Hinojosa said. “They are appreciative that we moved quickly to deal with this matter internally, and they will allow Kimball to participate in the state semifinals. They agree with us that you shouldn’t punish the entire team for the actions of a few or an individual.”
Court records show the 18-year-old was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm on school premises, both felony charges. His bond was set at $55,000.