Friday, March 1, 2013

School employee taking concealed weapon class aimed at arming people on school property unintentionally shot

Glenn Geddie, a maintenance department worker in the Van, Texas school district, was one of the "school employees and other persons" who had been authorized under a new program to carry firearms on school property.
When authorizing the new program in January, the Van Superintendent stated, "we are going to go above and beyond on all out training" and only a select number of employees would be chosen to participate in the "guardian plan program."
Geddie was taking a handgun training safety class when he was unintentionally shot.
A statement from the Van superintendent's office reads:
At the conclusion of the CHL training on February 27, 2013, one certified person stayed for private instruction with the instructor and had a mechanical malfunction with his weapon. With the assistance of the instructor, the malfunction was addressed, but the gun misfired and the bullet ricocheted coming back to strike the VISD employee in the left leg. The VISD employee was attended to at the scene and transferred to Tyler for further treatment. The injury is not life threatening or disabling. Because of privacy and security issues we cannot make any further statement.
Geddie is home resting after spending the night in the hospital. He does not wish to comment on the incident.

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