Parkland teacher faces charge after his gun is fired in public bathroom

Sep 2012
Sure...just arm the teachers. This one was allegedly "gun trained"...

Gun-trained Stoneman Douglas teacher facing charges after leaving his gun in a public bathroom
Science teacher Sean Simpson –- who was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when 17 people were killed in a mass shooting – told deputies he accidentally left the gun in a stall at the bathroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier during a visit to the beach Sunday. While going back to retrieve it, he heard a gunshot and once back inside the bathroom, saw 69-year-old Joseph Spataro holding the gun. Simpson then snatched the gun out of Spataro's hands, deputies reported.

Simpson, 43, was arrested and charged with failing to safely store a firearm, a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 60 days in jail. He posted a $250 cash bond.

It isn’t hard to imagine this scenario happening inside the high school. It isn’t hard to imagine a child at the park getting hit with an errant bullet. The responding deputies noted as much in their report:

"There was a reasonable likelihood that the firearm could have ended up in the hands of a child or the discharge of the firearm could have wounded another person or child," deputies wrote in the arrest report.

Donald Trump encouraged the idea of arming teachers at his meeting with Simpson and other (hand-picked) survivors at a meeting to discuss gun violence.


Parkland teacher faces charge after his gun is fired in public bathroom
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - A pistol-packing Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher who said he'd be willing to be trained to carry a gun to protect the high school faces a criminal charge after he left his Glock 9mm in a public restroom where it was later fired by an apparently intoxicated homeless man, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
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