He pulled the trigger, and the gun went "BOOM!"
My oh my, what a wonderful lesson plan! And reportedly, three students were wounded.
Even total incompetents can teach a lesson. Unfortunately, it's not always the best approach. (See Below for link)
THESIS: The teacher probably thought the was a "competent" gun owner
ANTH-THEIS: he was a total incompetent.
The guy probably thought he was qualified to teach "Gun Safety". Obviously, he was not.
Chances approach 100 percent that he did NOT notify the school board about his lesson plan ... and he would probably be denied permission to bring a fully functional firearm into a school.
We would be interested to learn what background training he had received, or experience he had, to convince himself that he was an 'expert' in safe firearms training. Our guess is that the answer to either question would not be acceptable.
Thankfully, he kept the muzzle pointed in a (relatively) "safe" direction and apparently nobody was wounded in this horrible boondoggle.
A High School Teacher's Gun Went Off During a Gun Safety Lesson - VICE: A day before thousands of students marched out of their classrooms to rally for gun control after 17 people died at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a teacher in California brought a firearm to school for a lesson about gun safety, CNN affiliate KSBW reports. Dennis Alexander, who also serves as a reserve police officer, was in the middle of teaching students at Seaside High School how to disarm a gunman when he accidentally wound up firing a shot, wounding three kids.(He fired one shot, and wounded three kids? Where was his muzzle pointing???_
The event serves only to reinforce two sad assumptions:
(1) There is no such thing as a "Safe Gun"
(2) There is no such thing as a "Gun Expert".
This teacher served only to emphasize the increasingly negative opinion of firearms owners, and to undermine the concept that "armed school employees may make schools safer from predators".
GUNS don't "go off" without humans touching them.
And Teachers are subject to error
UNFORTUNATELY ... this individual lapse in judgement may lead to a reinforcement in anti-gunners' hypothesis that firearms ownership should be subject to intense training and governmental restrictions before a LICENSE to possess a firearm is ALLOWED by some board of review ... and consequently may be denied under regulations which anti-gun people are just itching to impose on the Second Amendment.
I cannot think of any situation which might be more antithetical to the Second Amendment.
No word on the extent of the wounds incurred on the "wounded three kids" ... I'll try to research how one shot wounded three children (although I have small expectation of determining the bullet path).
I'm looking forward to news reports which detail the "Three Students Were Wounded". Considering that the bullet apparently impacted the ceiling of the room, I suspect that the "wounds" were minor damage caused by ceiling debris falling upon them and were minor in nature.
But I'm not prepared to argue the presumption without further information from people who were "on the scent" and are qualified to provide detail information about the wounds.