Monday, May 16, 2011

School resource officer unintentionally fires gun inside high school

A school resource officer at Hazelwood East high school in St. Louis county Missouri was cleaning his .40-caliber semi-automatic department issued handgun in the security room when he unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet went through the wall into an office next door where a nurse and two students were sitting. Fortunately, no one was injured.
An internal investigation is underway and the resource officer has been reassigned to different duties pending a decision by the St. Louis County Police Chief.


Baldr Odinson said...

Here in Oregon, and in other states, the extremists are arguing to allow staff and even older kids to be able to carry guns on campus. If so, incidents like this one will only increase, along with intentional killings.

Chris said...

Extremist is a very subjective term to describe people who have differing opinions from you, Baldr. By the way Baldr, last I checked, you have to be 18 to purchase a rifle and 21 to purchase a pistol. Not one person from your opposition has suggest older kids carry illegally in schools or elsewhere. This story has nothing to do with concealed carry on campus--but nice attempt at spinning an accidental discharge with no injury or fatality to make your baseless case. This story would not have happened if the resource officer had a shred of common sense--maybe some training. What you personally cannot seem to concede about gun violence is where accountability rests, and that is in the hand that pulls the trigger. Its like you are blaming car companies for drunk drivers.