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Teacher Discharges Gun In Classroom, Student Hurt

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"A teacher who is also a reserve police officer trained in firearm use accidentally discharged a gun Tuesday at Seaside High School in Monterey County, Calif., during a class devoted to public safety. A male student was reported to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries."

 

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The ceiling was struck and debris fell, striking the student in the neck.

 

The weapon had been pointed at the ceiling.

 

 

Washington Post

March 14

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Re: Teacher Discharges Gun In Clasroom, Student Hurt

Accidents always happen..so why tempt fate...leave the gun locked up for safety.

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@Whatnowwrote:

Accidents always happen..so why tempt fate...leave the gun locked up for safety.


 

I totally agree @Whatnow 

 

And this was a safety class under the leadership of a well trained person.

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What is a gun doing anywhere near a High School? Are they crazy? Keep our kids safe. Guns belong locked up and active ammo belongs in a seperate location.

 

If training, why not use empty bullets? That's what our kids were taught with in Scouts before they were able to actually go hunting.  

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Re: Teacher Discharges Gun In Clasroom, Student Hurt

This just boggles my mind. In fact, it boggled the mind of everyone at the range this morning; we discussed it over lunch.

 

 

Safety on unless aiming at your target on the range, no matter what...even when cleaning. Check for bullets in ALL parts of the weapon BEFORE you leave your house. Heck, you do that before you leave the RANGE. Doing JUST those 2 things would have prevented this.

 

Stupidity. Plain and simple. 

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there was another accidental discharge yesterday in the DC area. (via THE HILL)

 

 

A police officer at a Washington-area middle school accidentally discharged his firearm on Tuesday morning and is now under investigation for the incident. 

 

The unnamed school resource officer accidentally fired a shot inside his office at George Washington Middle School around 9 a.m., according to the police in Alexandria, Va. Nobody was injured in the incident. 

 

The Alexandria Police Department announced that it is now investigating the incident and has placed the officer on temporary leave. The resource officer is a five-year veteran of the department. 

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Re: Teacher Discharges Gun In Classroom, Student Hurt

It  has been said ,it isMan Wink not the gun,the person with the gun!!!

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Re: Teacher Discharges Gun In Classroom, Student Hurt

And the answer is more people having guns.

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@Sunshine45wrote:

there was another accidental discharge yesterday in the DC area. (via THE HILL)

 

 

A police officer at a Washington-area middle school accidentally discharged his firearm on Tuesday morning and is now under investigation for the incident. 

 

The unnamed school resource officer accidentally fired a shot inside his office at George Washington Middle School around 9 a.m., according to the police in Alexandria, Va. Nobody was injured in the incident. 

 

The Alexandria Police Department announced that it is now investigating the incident and has placed the officer on temporary leave. The resource officer is a five-year veteran of the department. 


 

OMG, that's the third school shooting in a short period of time.  The teacher who barricaded himself in a classroom and fired his gun, the guy in Monterey and now your report.

 

Guns in schools is not a good idea.

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Re: Teacher Discharges Gun In Classroom, Student Hurt

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It IS the person with the gun because a gun does NOT go off by itself. 

 

Those that use them daily will make it clear that a gun does not go off "accidentally" and the person using the gun is ALWAYS to blame as they made the CHOICE to pull the trigger. I tell this to everyone I train and shoot with.

 

The word "accident" is used too loosely, IMHO, when it comes to hurting or killing someone. But that's me.

 

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