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.
I guess now we will have to make police holsters child proof.
Must have been a glock!
No, just idiot proof.
Read the second paragraph, Hugin.
Those are commonly called "snap-caps" and they're not for loading/unloading.
They're designed for "dry-firing", i.e., practicing a draw from holster/point at predetermined spot/pull trigger.
They're designed to provide the proper resistance for the firing pin to keep from overstressing the firing pin spring.
What the hell are you suggesting, ktvaughn?
They do make dummy rounds but this was caused by another kind of dummy.
Didn't this same sort of foolishness occur just a month or two ago? Police officer instructing kiddies in gun safety.. whoops... didn't know it was loaded.
Only cops should have guns......
"The student's finger apparently was small enough to get inside the holster and pull the trigger"
An article on the same story previously posted stated explicitly that he told the kid to try to take the gun out of his holster.
that is a GREAT show!
Well... see the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms form: ATF F 4473, and reference question "f".
Go ahead- play the well frogged opossum, it is fitting with your replies, so far.
I'm not an LEO, but this cop was a jack-ass having his weapon loaded conducting a class or seminar. The cops I know have conducted these classes, and they do not have a loaded weapon in the room. Furthermore, when they teach the students, they ALWAYS release the cylinder, or open the slide, and have a fellow officer confirm that all is clear.
When I transport my weapons, the first thing I do is confirm that all actions are open (in the car) before I approach towards the range.
One time when I was in college,30 years ago, some jack-ass had two live rounds in his Browning sbs.
What is it with some cops doing their "tough guy" bragging BS? If I were his boss, he'd be fired (no pun intended).
Oh! I spoke a frenchy word! I must be one a them commie libs!
You sound really angry. You should relax, it was a joke.
"What the hell are you suggesting, ktvaughn?"
And since you don't know me, why don't you watch YOUR french??
A bullet by itself may be less lethal than a spit-ball. There are four+ process pieces involved in the delivery process. I have a thirty-five year old Speer reloading manual that I can send to you. Then again, there are web sites: Dillon Precision, RCBS, Leeman...
He needs a new job at Handgun Control. None of them should be allowed within a hundred yards of a gun either.
Again? Why dont the schools bring in an NRA safety instructor?
I love that show.
When the officer stated how hard it was to do, the student saw it as a challenge. Its not an uncommon reaction from a kid.
Typical leap frog the conversation, to my comments. I was responding to your reply in #2. Don't change the effin' question. Got an answer?
I am speechless.
And the liberals only trust "trained police officers" with guns...LOL
Treader, THAT was the joke--
Have a great day--really...
lol... dang, now I will have to put out a "search to find"- on my sense of humor. Thanks for the good laugh & dose of humility, ktvaughn! ;^)
I can just imagine Ted Nugent's reaction upon hearing this story.....
You cannot make anything idiot-proof, because idiots are so ingenious