Boy those guns are really keeping our children safe.
Courtesy of WBRC:
A substitute teacher’s gun accidentally went off in a first-grade classroom at Blountsville Elementary on Friday afternoon.
The incident happened between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Friday.
Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon says 74-year-old Henry Rex Weaver of Blountsville was taken off campus and into custody.
Authorities say Weaver unlawfully carried a concealed, small caliber firearm into the classroom. The firearm discharged while in his pocket.
Fortunately, none of the children were hit but one juvenile did receive very minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
As for Mr. Weaver, he was not supposed to have a gun on school property so he has been charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment.
And THAT is the appropriate response.
Now I guess if this had been one of those schools that allowed teachers to walk around armed, this would have been viewed as an unfortunate accident and Mr. Weaver would have only received a stern talking to and then been back in the classroom the next day.
Once again, guns do not keep us safe, they place everybody in danger.