Nothing good ever seems to arrive from America’s obsession with guns even when it’s trying to do fix the situation.
That was demonstrated on Tuesday, when three students in a California school were injured after a teacher – one who’s a reserve police officer – attempting to show gun safety fired his loaded semiautomatic handgun in the classroom, reported NBC news. The students were injured from falling debris and probability from bullet fragments.
Teachers are not permitted to acquire firearms in California schools. The incident at Seaside High School occurred just a day before thousands of students across the US walked out of their classrooms to demand stricter gun laws. It also appeared a month after 17 people were killed in yet another US school shooting, in Florida.
A parent of an injured 17-year-old student at Seaside High School told NBC that the teacher had told the class he was going to use the gun for a demonstration on how to disarm someone. As he started, he checked to see if the weapon was loaded and that’s when he accidentally fired it.
Lucky for the students, the semiautomatic was pointed toward the classroom ceiling when it went off, reported CNN.
“It could have been very bad…It’s the craziest thing,” said the injured 17-year-old’s parent.
The school put the California teacher, Dennis Alexander, who’s a reserve officer with the Sand City Police Department, on administrative leave. As did the Sand City police.
“I have concerns about why he was displaying a loaded firearm in a classroom. We will be seeing into that,” said Sand City Police Chief Brian Ferrante, to a local TV station.