And President Trump believes lecturers must be armed with weapons…
As many as three college students at a California Highschool was injured after a trainer by chance fired a gun inside a classroom. Based on a press launch from Seaside Police Division, the trainer has been recognized as Dennis Alexander.
Alexander labored as a math trainer at Seaside Excessive College in Monterey County and is a reserve police officer with the Sand Metropolis Police Division. He’s additionally a metropolis councilman. He was instructing a category on gun security when he pointed a semiautomatic weapon on the ceiling and it by chance fired a shot.
Seaside Police confirmed 17-year-old scholar Fermin Gonzales was struck within the neck by particles or a fraction from the ceiling after the weapon was discharged, and an up to date report from the Related Press notes that two different college students had been injured as nicely.
One of many mother and father of the injured 17-year-old scholar advised KSBW that the trainer advised the category he had to ensure his gun wasn’t loaded when it fired off into the ceiling.
“It’s the craziest factor. It may have been very dangerous,” Fermin Gonzales Sr. mentioned to the information outlet.
Gonzales additionally mentioned he instantly rushed his son to the hospital when he returned dwelling with blood on his shirt and bullet fragments in his neck. His son is OK, however was shaken up by the entire thing. Gonzales is upset that the college by no means reported the incident.
In image: “bullet fragments faraway from scholar’s neck” – after trainer discharged a loaded weapon into the ceiling in California. The boy suffered reasonable accidents, his father Fermin Gonzales advised KSBW. https://t.co/lJY9oXkmd3 pic.twitter.com/hQz0g6aEln
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“He’s shaken up, however he’s going to be OK,” Gonzales advised KSBW. “I’m simply fairly upset that nobody advised us something and we needed to name the police ourselves to report it.”
Gonzales additionally not helps President Donald Trump’s proposal to have lecturers armed with weapons in colleges.
“I used to be kinda leaning towards having armed individuals in class in case one thing occurred,” Gonzales mentioned. “After at the moment, I get why individuals say there must be no weapons in colleges.”
For the reason that incident, Alexander has been positioned on administrative go away from his place on the faculty and the Sand Metropolis Police Division. He’s additionally presently underneath investigation and will face expenses.
“We’re trying into any violation of metropolis ordinance or the penal code and we’ll decide whether or not or not there are any relevant expenses,” Seaside Police Chief Abdul D. Pridgen mentioned.
In 2015, weapons had been banned from colleges and schools in California.
“I’ve issues about why he was displaying a loaded firearm in a classroom. We shall be trying into that,” Metropolis Police Chief Brian Ferrante advised KSBW.
The Superintendent’s workplace despatched out a letter to oldsters saying:
“We need to make you conscious of an accident that occurred within the Administration of Justice class at the moment at Seaside Excessive College. As a few of you could know, the trainer is a reserve police officer. In the present day, throughout class, the trainer by chance discharged his firearm throughout a lesson whereas it was pointed on the ceiling. Particles from the ceiling then fell. Upon studying of the incident, our Human Sources division, faculty website administration and the Seaside Police Division instantly started investigating the incident, together with interviewing college students within the class. We may even have counseling providers accessible for college kids. Because of the nature of this personnel incident, we’re unable to share some other particulars. The trainer has been positioned on administrative go away throughout the on-going investigation. The protection of your scholar is all the time our high precedence, and we’ll proceed to stay vigilant in our efforts to maintain them secure whereas they’re underneath our care.”
And right here is the official media launch from the Seaside Police Division: