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Michigan sheriff apologizes for accidentally leaving gun at school

In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo, Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main, right, coordinates efforts in a police manhunt in rural Isabella County, Mich. Main is apologizing for accidentally leaving his gun in a mid-Michigan school gym locker room. Main said Tuesday, March 13, 2018 he takes full responsibility and is "devastated" by his own negligence. He says he was at a weekend event at Shepherd Middle School and used the locker room to change into uniform. (Lisa Yanick Litwiller /The Morning Sun via AP)
Lisa Yanick Litwiller /The Morning Sun via AP
Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main, right, said his mistake is inexcusable.

SHEPHERD, Mich. — A county sheriff apologized Tuesday for accidentally leaving his backup gun in a Michigan school gym locker room.

Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main said his mistake is inexcusable.

‘‘In the 20 years of law enforcement service I have never left a weapon anywhere,’’ he said in a statement. ‘‘I have no excuse for my lack of responsibility with this matter. . . . I’m devastated with my lack of accountability in this matter.’’

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Main said he believed the gun — his backup weapon — was in his bag. A student later found the gun and told an adult, according to Main.

It wasn’t clear if Main would face disciplinary action.