A teacher accidentally fired a gun inside Seaside, California, classroom this Tuesday and in fact the teacher was not authorized to carry the weapon. The Californian authorities are right now conducting an investigation and their argument against the teacher is strong, “a teacher and was not authorized to carry a firearm on campus.”
The reasons Alexander was carrying a weapon are still unknown and the police are very much into finding the other details because of the hype which weapons have created following the school shooting incidents. The question arises if the school administration knew about the firearm possession of Alexander.
The Police stated that the weapon went off when Alexander was delivering a lecture on the gun safety lesson. The irony was immediately reported to the police. The school authorities after learning the incident put Alexander on an administrative leave.
“The teacher has been placed on administrative leave for the duration of the on-going investigation. The safety of your student is always our top priority, and we will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep them safe while they are under our care,” the superintendent’s office wrote in a letter.
“I think a lot of questions on parents’ minds are, why a teacher would be pointing a loaded firearm at the ceiling in front of students,” superintendent told the CNN, “Clearly, in this incident, protocols were not followed.”
It’s worth knowing that the teachers in California are not allowed to carry a firearm inside the school even if they are holding a license permit for carrying concealed weapons. Alexander is a reserve officer with the Sandy City Police Department in addition to teaching.
The teacher had accidentally released his firearm into the ceiling. The fragments of the bullets, unfortunately, hit a student right in the neck. There were no serious injuries which might have needed serious medical attention. Students suffered minor injuries and bruises. The father of one of the injured students told that the teacher had told the students that he was going to aim towards the roof to check if the weapon was loaded.