Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun During Safety Training, Injuring Student

The irony cannot be missed. FML for so, so many reasons.

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.

By Nadine / Monday 19 March 2018 14:48 /
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  Razell  |  13

He was a police officer. So, no, probably not. They should have contacted the NRA, which has <i>professional</i> firearm safety instructors and programs.

  Paul Oster  |  1

obviously not, the very first rule of teaching a firearms class is there is to be no ammunition in the classroom. he also violated all 3 of the safety rules on the board behind him. safe direction, nope, finger off the trigger nope, unloaded, nope. gross incompetence on the instructors part.

By  Lobby_Bee  |  17

Why is it necessary to use live ammo for demonstration? If I am being taught how to use a grenade, I wouldn't expect the instructor to bring a live grenade and pull the pin in class.

  Razell  |  13

There version I read is even worse: The instructor wasn't teaching firearm safety, he was teaching the kids how to disarm an attacker. You <i>do not</i> use an actual firearm for an exercise like that, you use one of the solid plastic cast-in-one-piece-with-no-moving-parts replicas.

  Paul Oster  |  1

it's not necessary, and in fact is expressly forbidden by NRA training standards. of course, the poster has the NRA rules on it, but no attribution, probably some jackass thought he could teach safety without obtaining training himself.

By  orlandouchiha  |  12

is not a fake story, I'm not arguing the fact idiots kill people not guns. but again there are a lot of idiots in high school who can one day just take the teachers gun and go in a rampage.