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Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School
The Carolina Channel ^

Posted on 05/12/2005 8:31:10 AM PDT by Stew Padasso

Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School

Two Students Get Minor Cuts From Debris

Story by The Carolina Channel

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- An Anderson County school resource officer's gun accidentally discharged Wednesday morning.

Anderson County chief deputy Tim Busha said it all started when students asked school resource officer Robert Miller how his holster works. Busha said during the demonstration, Miller was trying to explain to the students that the holsters are so secure that no one could take an officer's gun. At that point, Miller told a student to try and take the gun out, said Busha. The student tried and the gun went off. The gun never left the holster, said Busha.

"Accidentally discharged in his holster," said Busha. "The projectile went into the floor. Fortunately no one was injured or required medical treatment."

In a written statement, District Five superintendent Betty Bagley said "Two students received minor scratches from debris that flew up from the impact of the shot. We regret this most serious breach of protocol by the officer and we are grateful that no student or adult was injured by the bullet. We will work with the sheriff's office to help ensure that this sort of breach does not occur again." Busha said the role of the school resource officer is more than just to provide protection for the school.

"They're also there to build provide a way for children to better understand what law enforcement does is an educational component that school resource officers do," said Busha.

Miller has been placed on administrative leave.


TOPICS: Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; darwinaward; donughtwatch; donutlist; donutwatch; dumbcop; gunsafety; idiot; leo; police; policeofficer; resourceofficer
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1 posted on 05/12/2005 8:31:10 AM PDT by Stew Padasso
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To: bang_list

ping


2 posted on 05/12/2005 8:31:28 AM PDT by Stew Padasso ("That boy is nuttier than a squirrel turd.")
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To: Stew Padasso
"At that point, Miller told a student to try and take the gun out, ..."

Idiot.
3 posted on 05/12/2005 8:32:47 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: Stew Padasso

"Hey kid! Try to play with my gun! Nothin's gonna happen. But first -- can someone hold my beer?"


4 posted on 05/12/2005 8:32:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Stew Padasso

The only way to post to the banglist is to enter keyword "banglist".

The old methods don't work.


5 posted on 05/12/2005 8:32:51 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Stew Padasso

Not very smart to do, but certainly not a case for the gun control zealots to use either.


6 posted on 05/12/2005 8:33:04 AM PDT by moog
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To: Stew Padasso
school resource officer Robert Miller how his holster works. Busha said during the demonstration, Miller was trying to explain to the students that the holsters are so secure that no one could take an officer's gun. At that point, Miller told a student to try and take the gun out, said Busha. The student tried and the gun went off. The gun never left the holster, said Busha.

WHAT?????

First, WHAT is a 'school resource officer'???

Can't be a POLICE Officer, right? WHAT POLICE Officer would let ANYONE near their gun? LET alone invite a child to try to take it?!!

7 posted on 05/12/2005 8:34:02 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Stew Padasso

"They're also there to build provide a way for children to better understand what law enforcement does is an educational component that school resource officers do," said Busha.

OK....


8 posted on 05/12/2005 8:35:23 AM PDT by Lee Heggy (Sorry, I don't do Windows.)
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To: Stew Padasso

LOL!

Will this incident "trigger" an investigation? Will they "fire" the officer? I'll bet the school board will be "gunning for his job! His nerves have got to be "shot" after this.


9 posted on 05/12/2005 8:36:15 AM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: Stew Padasso

School resourse officer?

What, they let librarians and Audi visual aides carry guns now?

BTW, shouldn't he be referred to as ex-school resource officer?


10 posted on 05/12/2005 8:36:46 AM PDT by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: Arkie2

Oh, put a muzzle on it, will ya!? ;o)


11 posted on 05/12/2005 8:37:26 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: cyclotic

Maybe I need some school resourses.

Audi=audio....moron.


12 posted on 05/12/2005 8:37:47 AM PDT by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: Calpernia

Why didn't they have "resource officers" like that when I was in school?


13 posted on 05/12/2005 8:37:49 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Don't bother giving me liberty - I'll take it for myself.)
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To: Stew Padasso

Just damn.


14 posted on 05/12/2005 8:37:49 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Stew Padasso
This guy should be prosecuted for reckless endangerment.

He should have removed the magazine and cleared the chamber before even showing the firearm to children.

15 posted on 05/12/2005 8:37:54 AM PDT by holymoly
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To: Stew Padasso

But only police officers should be allowed to own and carry guns -- Robustly Obnoxious


16 posted on 05/12/2005 8:38:07 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Calpernia

Sounds like a "cocked but unlocked
situation!


17 posted on 05/12/2005 8:38:46 AM PDT by Chapita (There are none so blind as those who refuse to see! Santana)
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To: Stew Padasso

First it's hot blonde teachers, now resource officers. Seems like everyone's going off half-cocked in in school these days.


18 posted on 05/12/2005 8:39:17 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Don't bother giving me liberty - I'll take it for myself.)
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To: Arkie2
"Will this incident "trigger" an investigation? Will they "fire" the officer? I'll bet the school board will be "gunning for his job! His nerves have got to be "shot" after this."

This certainly is not the caliber of post I've come to expect from FR. ;-)

19 posted on 05/12/2005 8:39:24 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: Stew Padasso
I have to wonder what kind of holster this was, and if it was the holster or the student's finger that pressed the trigger. This sounds like a Rule 3 violation (in addition to the egregious behavior by the officer).

"Now remember, kids, I'm the only one here qualified to handle this weapon."

20 posted on 05/12/2005 8:40:06 AM PDT by Disambiguator (This tagline should only be taken under the advice of your doctor.)
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To: LIConFem

Sorry. I've been known to "shoot" from the hip sometimes. I was just "rifling" through my memory for applicable quotes. I guess it was king of a "shotgun" approach to take.


21 posted on 05/12/2005 8:40:20 AM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: holymoly

You're right about that!

Heck, my dad taught me that a very long time ago. Every gun is loaded.

The officer was an idiot. He's also very lucky he didn't kill himself or someone else.


22 posted on 05/12/2005 8:42:11 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: Stew Padasso

LOL! I hate it when my guns accidentally "go off" like this. (In school, around kids, while showing them how safe they are, etc...)


23 posted on 05/12/2005 8:42:23 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Stew Padasso

24 posted on 05/12/2005 8:43:28 AM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: Coleus; SlowBoat407

Coleus, I think you said you work in a school system right?

What is a resource officer?

Is this a real police officer or just another looney left created position that gives them unofficial reason to carry guns like in the animal task force situation?


25 posted on 05/12/2005 8:43:32 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Arkie2

King=kind. I was typing so fast I "pulled the trigger" on that G when I wanted a D. Sorry.


26 posted on 05/12/2005 8:43:36 AM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: Stew Padasso

Insanity (more) in the public schools.


27 posted on 05/12/2005 8:45:27 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Calpernia

And this "school resource officer" should be given only ONE bullet that he keeps in his breast pocket...just like Deputy Barney Fife. Idiot.


28 posted on 05/12/2005 8:46:02 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Arkie2

Man, you're reaching into the bottom of the "barrel" for that one. In fact the barrel is sort of a "cylinder" shape.


29 posted on 05/12/2005 8:48:30 AM PDT by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: Stew Padasso

Sounds like the majority of the illegal discharges
from weapons in public schools the last few years
have been from weapons under law enforcement control?...


30 posted on 05/12/2005 8:48:35 AM PDT by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: Stew Padasso


OMG that is funny.I'd probably be mad if it happened in my kids school but since no one was hurt we can laugh at the stoopid cop.


31 posted on 05/12/2005 8:48:59 AM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: Arkie2
Be careful, or you may find yourself in breech [sic] of FR's Terms of Use. And you know how so many FReepers recoil at such behavior.

Really graspin' at straws now...
32 posted on 05/12/2005 8:50:14 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
I wouldn't even give him a water pistol. It seems there are too many positions being created to give the 'loony left' official capacity, ie., armed, arrest powers, and control over others. The scary common denominator seems to be that the main group of them would never pass the psych evaluation of the the real position of law enforcement.
33 posted on 05/12/2005 8:50:35 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Stew Padasso; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ..

'Here's your sign'.............Bang!!


34 posted on 05/12/2005 8:52:22 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: Stew Padasso
Do they drug test officers after an incident like this? Miller is either stoned or very stupid.

"G'head, try it" ranks right up there with "Hold my beer" and "Watch this" as the phrases most frequently uttered just prior to a incident of "dumbassedness".

35 posted on 05/12/2005 8:53:06 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Stew Padasso

man, if he doesn't get discharged over this somebody will be gunning for his job.....


36 posted on 05/12/2005 8:53:39 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: cyclotic

Well, I'm done here. I've "shot" my mouth off enough.


37 posted on 05/12/2005 8:54:52 AM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: Arkie2
I say punish the officer, dont' punish us!

--lates
--jrawk
38 posted on 05/12/2005 8:55:19 AM PDT by jrawk (trust but verify)
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To: Stew Padasso

The guy sounds like a good natured idiot. That term idiot is often mis-used but this time it should be taken literally.


39 posted on 05/12/2005 8:58:16 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Calpernia
A "school resource officer", at least here in Florida, is a county sheriff deputy who is assigned as the "resident cop on campus".

Yes, a police officer, the only class of citizen who can do this sort of incredibly idiotic thing and get a month's free paid vacation (aka "administrative leave") instead of ten years of eating jail food (the treatment reserved for us commoners).

Pathetic.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

40 posted on 05/12/2005 8:58:35 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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Good Lord. Uh, Officer? If you tell a kid to grab yer gun he's going to put his finger on the trigger because he doesn't know any better. You're supposed to.

Idiot.

41 posted on 05/12/2005 8:59:28 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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"The projectile went into the floor.

Good thing it wasn't a bullet.

42 posted on 05/12/2005 8:59:32 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Arkie2

Glad you stopped before you got "bang"ed up. It takes great personal "pow"er to stop before people begin "shooting holes" in your argument.


43 posted on 05/12/2005 9:00:04 AM PDT by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: jrawk

Well! That's a cheap "shot"!

But I see where you're coming from. I'll try to take "stock" of my writing and get a "grip" on myself. I'll "aim" to keep the puns to a minimum. I don't want to "trigger" a backlash here!


44 posted on 05/12/2005 9:01:21 AM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: Joe Brower

Ah, ok. So it was a real police officer. Thank you.

::puts tin foil back in kitchen::


45 posted on 05/12/2005 9:02:29 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
First, WHAT is a 'school resource officer'???

A resource officer is a real police officer posted at a school. We have one here at the Jr. High where I work. Fortunately for us, he is a highly trained professional, member of the SWAT team, all around good guy and has volunteered for this post to protect the kids and reach out to "at risk" students while he can still have an influence on them....before they become full-fledged criminals.
46 posted on 05/12/2005 9:03:49 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

bump. Thanks


47 posted on 05/12/2005 9:04:38 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Stew Padasso
Officer Beavis Cornholio was overheard saying "Pull my finger trigger."
48 posted on 05/12/2005 9:04:42 AM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Stew Padasso

I thought that he always kept that bullet in his pocket.


49 posted on 05/12/2005 9:05:09 AM PDT by Redcloak (Over 16,000 served.)
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Miller has been placed on administrative leave

He should be terminated.

50 posted on 05/12/2005 9:07:05 AM PDT by Buford T. Justice
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