Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun During Safety Training, Injuring Student
With tensions running high on the gun control issue right now, it’s not easy to find any humor on the particular subject of guns. However, when something this ironic happens, you've got to make a bit of an exception and admit it's worth a chuckle at the very least.
Dennis Alexander, A Northern California teacher accidentally shot a gun while teaching a class on safety, injuring one of the students during his demonstation. According to CNN, the injury was superficial and was only caused from debris falling from the ceiling. So... since the kid is OK, does that mean we’re allowed to laugh at the irony?
Alexander has since reportedly been placed on administrative leave from his teaching job probably after his superior said something along the lines of “You had one job, Dennis.”
"I think a lot of questions on parents' minds are, why a teacher would be pointing a loaded firearm at the ceiling in front of students," Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh told CNN affiliate KSBW. "Clearly, in this incident, protocols were not followed."
Uh, yeah! It seems like we're asking the right questions, and we'll get down to the root of the issue.
The injured student's father, Fermin Gonzales, has forgivingly said that he understands that it was an accident and now has conflicting opinions on guns in schools... considering that, you know, his son was injured by one.
"I was kinda leaning toward having armed people in school in case something happened. After today, I get why people say there should be no guns in schools," the injured child’s father, Fermin Gonzales said.
Kind of a subdued response from a father whose kid was just nailed in the head with bullet shards at his school, but meh, alright.