Teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured

Dennis Alexander a teacher at Seaside High School in California accidentally fired a gun inside a classroom injuring a student

Dennis Alexander a teacher at Seaside High School in California accidentally fired a gun inside a classroom injuring a student

A California teacher and reserve police officer were placed on administrative leave after his weapon accidentally went off during a public safety class he held at the Seaside High School on Tuesday.

The teacher was identified as Dennis Alexander, a reserve police officer for Sand City, according to a press release from the Seaside Police Department.

Alexander has taught the course in the past but Pridgen said he doesn't know if he'd ever brought a live firearm to the school before. One student suffered minor injuries as a result, KION-TV in Monterey reported. But a father told local media he and his wife were shocked when their 17-year-old son came home from school with blood on his shirt and shell fragments in his neck. "I'm just pretty upset that no one told us anything and we had to call the police ourselves to report it".

"It's the craziest thing".

"It could have been very bad", Gonzales told KSBW. 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. Explain to me how we're supposed to trust all teachers with weapons in the class!

As the police investigate the incident, Alexander has been temporarily suspended by the school. The safety of your student is always our top priority, and we will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep them safe while they are under our care'.

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Alexander has been placed on administrative leave as the officials look into the incident.

- Three students were injured after a teacher accidentally fired a gun inside a high school classroom on the Monterey Peninsula.

The student injured during the California teacher's lecture has been released from the emergency room a couple of hours later. "We will be looking into that", Sand City Police Chief Brian Ferrante said.

Diffenbaugh noted that state law and school policy forbids carrying firearms on campus without authorization.

"You could see like splatters on the ceiling", Student Fermin Gonzales IV said. "Clearly in this incident protocols were not followed". In 2013, he was awarded Reserve Officer of the Year.

Gonzales said Tuesday's incident changed his views about President Donald Trump's recent proposal to arm teachers.

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