According to the broadcaster, the box hit the roof of Parkland Elementary School and landed in one of the classrooms. No one was injured, the media noted.
Col. Jay Hopkins, the commander of the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, apologized for the damage and said that the incident was being investigated.
This box of ammo fell from a military helicopter, crashed through a roof, and landed in the middle of a classroom at Parkland Elementary in El Paso, TX, according to Ysleta ISD.— Kurt Chirbas (@kchirbas) 18 мая 2018 г.
Fortunately, the incident happened at 3:45pm local — when all the kids had left. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/2ID4a4HdRL
Local police collected the ammunition and plan on returning it to the military, the media concluded.
El Paso is a city on the US-Mexican border. US Fort Bliss Army Base has several locations across the city.