DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A chemistry teacher at the Florida school where 17 people were shot to death has been arrested. Authorities say he left a loaded gun in a public restroom, where a drunk homeless man picked it up and fired it.
No one was injured, but the teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now charged with failing to safely store his weapon.
A Broward Sheriff’s report says 43-year-old Sean Simpson, who carries a concealed weapons permit, left his Glock 9 mm in a restroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday. He told deputies he was returning to get it when he heard a gunshot, and found the man holding the pistol.
Thanks for keeping us all safe, asshole! (<—- that's an evergreen …)
A teacher at the very school which has touched off this whole “will arming teachers make kids safer” debate has proven that no, arming teachers does not make kids safe!
It’s almost as if Goddess has a sense of humor, or at the very least is screaming from the mountantop: DON’T ARM THE TEACHERS! CONTROL THE GUNS!
I don’t know why the gun loons, NRA, conservative Republicans, etc. seem to think that having a concealed-carry permit somehow makes people stop being ordinary, flawed, forgetful humans. It doesn’t. It doesn’t endow anyone with superpowers of super responsible gun ownership, as we have seen time and time again.
I don’t care how much training you get. We see stories in the paper every day about solders and police officers doing fucked up things with their guns, and they get way more training than the ordinary citizen or high school chemistry teacher. People are people and you can’t change that. The problem is the guns.