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The Latest: Teacher not authorized to get the gun in the classroom

SEA, Calif. – The Latest on a teacher who accidentally fired a gun in a California classroom, injuring 3 students (all times are local):

3:10 pm

A school district spokeswoman says the teacher, who accidentally fired his gun in a California class was not entitled to a firearm at school.

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District spokeswoman Marci McFadden told The Associated Press that only school resource officers are allowed to carry weapons.

She said Dennis Alexander is “a teacher and was not authorized to carry a firearm on campus.”

She said that the authorities investigate why Alexander had a gun in the classroom, and as the officials of the school were aware of his intention to bring it to the class.

Police say Alexander was teaching a gun safety lesson for his administration of justice class when his gun accidentally went off and injured three students.

Reach of Alexander were not immediately successful.

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12:30 pm

The mother of a 17-year-old student, who was injured when his teacher accidentally fired his gun in a California class says that she is still in shock of the class continued, while her son was not checked.

Crystal Gonzales tells The Associated Press the accident at Sea, high School happened Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and that police arrived at the school to investigate three hours later.

Gonzales says her son sustained moderate injuries when bullet fragments lodged in his neck.

She says that after the lesson ended, her son went to a relative’s home and called her to tell her what happened.

Gonzales says that she and her husband then took their son to a hospital to make sure no shrapnel was left in his neck.

She says that her son is fine, but she is still angry because she says no one called a nurse or paramedics to check on the injured students.

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3:48 pm

The police says a teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students.

It happened Tuesday on the Coast of the High School as Dennis Alexander was teaching a gun safety lesson for his administration of justice class.

The police said Alexander, who also serves as a reserve police officer, pointed the gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged.

Three students were injured by debris, including a 17-year-old boy, whose father told KSBW-TV his son sustained moderate injuries when bullet fragments lodged in his neck.

Alexander was placed on administrative leave from his job as a teacher and he was also placed on administrative leave in the Sand City Police Department.

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