Student Injured After Trained Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun In Gun Class

Alexander is a reserve police officer for the Sand City Police Department and while had a permit for the gun, it's illegal for him to possess much less handle it, especially loaded, in a classroom.

At least one student suffered injuries from bullet fragments to his neck.

A picture obtained by NBC showed the 17-year-old with red bruising to his neck, which his parent said appeared to be caused by a bullet fragment.

"It's the craziest thing", a parent said, adding that he only learned of his son's injury when the boy came home.

"He's shaken up, but he's going to be okay".

"I'm still really upset no one called a nurse or a paramedic to come check on the students", Gonzales said.

Those against Trump's plan to arm the teachers had a lot to say after this incident made the headlines, here are a few examples below from Twitter.

Alexander is a reserve police officer for the Sand City Police Department who teaches math at #Seaside High School in Monterey County. The statement said teacher was also a "reserve police officer".

City Police Chief Brian Ferrante told the new source, "I have concerns about why he was displaying a loaded firearm in a classroom".

"We're looking into any violation of city ordinance or the penal code and we'll determine whether or not there are any applicable charges", Pridgen told the Mercury News.

Police and school officials are investigating whether Alexander was legally allowed to have a gun on school grounds.

Seaside Police officers were immediately called to the school, and the school day continued as normal.

The massacre of 17 students and staff in Parkland, Florida, last month has ignited a nationwide debate over whether some teachers should be armed, with President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in favor.

"Best practice is you don't take live firearms into a classroom", Chief Pridgen said. Students would be offered counseling, she said. In 2016, a sheriff's deputy fired his gun in a MI high school while testing a robotics machine, hitting a teacher in the neck, and a part-time correctional officer at an elementary school for a job interview at a Florida elementary school shot himself in the knee.

Seventeen students and administrators were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic military-style rifle.

A comment on the KSBW Facebook about the Seaside incident said, "This is clear example why teachers shouldn't have a gun".

  • Jacqueline Ellis