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Sources: TJC police academy instructor pointed gun at cadets, himself

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An instructor at the Tyler Junior College Law Enforcement Academy resigned after it was reported that he pointed a gun at students in the classroom, as well as himself.

Sources inside the classroom tell KLTV the instructor, TJC Campus Police Sergeant Reginald "BJ" Williams, pointed his gun at members of the class and himself during a class on Monday. Students in the class included cadets from the Tyler Police Department, Smith County Sheriff's Department, as well as a few independent cadets.

TJC Public Information Officer Fred Peters said Williams was doing a reenactment at the time of the incident and there were about 15 students in the classroom.

"As a result of the review, TJC Campus Police determined that a necessary safety precaution did not take place as required," said Peters in a statement to KLTV. "The institution considers safety to be paramount in all types of training and follows up with all concerns presented. In this particular case, the trainer failed to meet the established expectations."

TJC declined to comment further on the incident.

KLTV spoke to Williams on Friday evening and he declined to comment and referred us back to TJC.

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