Just yesterday a teacher accidentally shot his gun inside of a classroom and injured three students. The teacher, Dennis Alexander, was teaching a course about gun safety in a Seaside High School classroom on Tuesday. KSBW local news station reported on the incident and confirmed, Alexander was pointing his gun at the ceiling when it fired— Pieces of the ceiling fell to the ground and Seaside Police Department said one 17-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries when fragments from the bullet ricocheted off the ceiling and lodged into the student’s neck. Alexander is also a Reserve Officer for Sand City Police Department.
Per statements made by the Police and the injured student’s father, the school did not report the incident to the Police. The injured boy’s father took him to the hospital for his neck injury. Dennis Alexander was placed on administrative leave and the accident is currently under investigation. However, incidents like this prove that accidents do happen. Furthermore, at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers we believe that no one should suffer an injury due to another person’s negligence. If you have suffered an injury caused to you by the negligent act of another, contact our legal team today for a free case consultation.