A teacher at a high school in Seaside, Calif., accidentally fired a gun Tuesday afternoon while giving a demonstration about gun safety.
(Seaside High School)
A high school teacher in Northern California accidentally fired a gun in a classroom Tuesday afternoon and injured at least one student.
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The Mercury News reported that Dennis Alexander, a reserve police officer for Sandy City, was the provision of instructions for safety at Sea high School when he accidentally fired a single shot from a semi-automatic pistol into the ceiling, police said.
A student was hit in the neck by debris after the bullet ricocheted off the ceiling, but was not seriously injured, police said.
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The incident was brought under control and the lessons resumed, but an investigation is underway, the Monterey County Herald reported.
“We are looking into a possible violation of the city ordinance or the penal code and we will determine if there are any applicable costs,” Seaside police chief Abdul D. Pridgen said.
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School district sent a letter to inform parents of the investigation and Alexander was placed on administrative leave while the investigation is underway.
The sea is about 116 km south of San Francisco.
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In Alexandria, Va., a school resource officer accidentally fired a gun in a high school, while students were attending classes. No injuries were reported and the officer is placed on administrative leave for the duration of an investigation.
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