We had a event this past weekend, and while one team was pinned against the wall before the 10 second bell, once they heard it, they fired their endgame launcher which was facing the wrong direction. Because of this, the weighted string (big nut from a air tank) ricocheted off of a glass trophy case in my cafeteria, thankfully it was not broken, but it did cause a loud bang in the arena.
My question is, what safety precautions should we be taking as a EP or even REFS if something like this is fired outside the field, being accidental, intentional, etc. Does that qualify for a DQ? Do we need to check the legality of flying a big chunk of metal through the air? Please advise.