Student Injured By Instructor's Gun After Trump Endorses Arming Teachers
Just days after President Donald Trump proposed giving teachers guns to better protect their classrooms from school shootings, a California teacher fired a bullet from his semi-automatic handgun in class, injuring one of his students.
Local TV station KSBW reported that the incident happened Tuesday at Seaside High School, where reserve police officer Dennis Alexander was teaching a class about gun safety.
A parent told KSBW that Alexander had just finished explaining to the class that he wanted to check and make sure his gun wasn't loaded when it went off.
The bullet ricocheted off the ceiling, and one 17-year-old student was injured in the neck.
Although his injuries were minor, the student went home with blood on his shirt.
Alexander has been placed on administrative leave while the case is investigated.
Elsewhere around the US, students are calling for new measures on gun control.
On Wednesday, during National Walkout Day, students across the country took a knee, laid on the ground, and walked out of their schools in a synchronized protest against deadly gun violence.
The day of action came exactly a month after the Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.