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Teacher who fired gun to apologize to California community

SEA, Calif. – A teacher at a Northern California high school has apologized for accidentally firing a gun in his classroom, injuring three students.

The Monterey Herald reports Saturday that the teacher and reserve police officer, Dennis Alexander apologized, and thanked the members of the community for their support at a meeting of the city council Thursday night in the Sea.

Alexander is a chosen Sea councilmember, and a reserve officer for Sandy City police.

About 100 students attended the meeting. Students also have organized a petition to keep Alexander education on the Coast of the high School.

Alexander has been placed on administrative leave from his work at the school and on the Sandy City Police Department.

The police said no one sustained serious injuries in the incident.

The coast of the community is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

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Information from: The Monterey County Herald, http://www.montereyherald.com

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