Skip to comments.Gun Safety Class in S.C. Ends With a Bang
Posted on 05/13/2005 1:34:56 PM PDT by kingattax
ANDERSON, S.C. May 12, 2005 A gunshot was fired into the floor in an Anderson County middle school after a student accidentally pulled the trigger of a deputy's holstered gun.
The gun fired Wednesday morning after a student grabbed it as the deputy told them how hard it was to take a gun from an officer's holster, Sheriff David Crenshaw said.
The student's finger apparently was small enough to get inside the holster and pull the trigger, the sheriff said.
The bullet fired into the floor, and debris cut and scratched two students. But no one was seriously injured, school officials said.
The sheriff's office has begun an internal investigation and the officer involved is on administrative leave, said Crenshaw, who would not identify the deputy or say whether he would be paid while on leave.
"The officer there today had a major lapse in judgment," Crenshaw said Wednesday. "He was just trying to be nice to the kids and made a faulty decision. It was an accident. The good Lord blessed us that nobody got hurt."
Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com
Can we have enough gun control so that IDIOTS don't have guns??
That could have been a senseless tragedy.
That was just stupid. It seems like a good idea to have a kid fingering around with a gun that I am wearing. Do we freepers have something like a dumbass award? If not, can we come up with one? This officer needs one.
"...as the deputy told them how hard it was to take a gun from an officer's holster..."
It becomes orders of magnitude easier, however, once the weapon has been discharged into the officer's leg.
...glad we're laughing...
Yes, what was this cop thinking ... I mean dumb dumb$h!T... Totally uncalled for... And very lucky someone wasn't hurt worst .
They make special practice firearms (usually blue plastic) for takeaway drills.
This guy was an idiot for using
a) a real firearm
b) a loaded one.
LOL....good ol' Barney and his ONE bullet
I think the Barney Fife award would be a fitting title.
Make sure we never get this guy and the cop who showed the class how easy it is to make meth together in the same room. God only knows what they'd manage to do.
The article doesn't make it clear whether he "invited" the kid to try to take the gun, or if it was the kid's own idea. I suppose that will be a part of the investigation.
I would think they also make dummy plastic cartridges, for use in demonstrations of loading/unloading techniques. There was certainly no reason to have live rounds in the gun, for any demonstration that was going to be happening in the classroom.
OMG, there are some real fools out there. Having a kid take your gun??? Having a loaded gun on when you are demonstrating for kids??? There are somethings I just don't quite comprehend.
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