Teacher Accidentally Shoots Herself At Westbrook Elementary School In Utah

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Should make the NRA proud now that schools are so very much safer. this is the second accidental discharge in a school in 2 weeks going good for sure.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/teacher-accidentally-shoots-herself_n_5805080.html
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom.

    Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says the gun went off shortly before class started Thursday at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville. He says the teacher was severely injured when the bullet entered and exited her leg, and she was rushed to the hospital.

    No other faculty or students were in the area.

    Officials are still investigating how the gun discharged.
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    shame we live in a society where women are forced to arm themselves because misguided oxygen leeches (SOME teens) love to beat up people just for giggles http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1776056

    sad she was hurt but glad she was the only one, restroom breaks are pretty dangerous when you carry.
     
  3. dec. Suspended

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    Well, you go to school to learn something. Mission accomplished.
     
  4. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    those elementary school bullies are getting pretty tough.

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  5. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Was Adam Lanza enrolled in elementary? :rolleyes:

    besides, the gun is most likely for AFTER school, like heading to the Kroger market.
     
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    I'm no gun expert (heck I know next to nothing about guns:p), but don't all guns a "pew"/"no pew" settings? I think gun owners call it a safety catch. This "accident" could have been avoided. Just saying.

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  7. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    depends on the gun/method of carry. a purse full of crap where things might get in the trigger housing is NOT a safe way to carry at all.
     
  8. burgundyyears macrumors 6502

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    Manual safeties are largely obsolete. The more important rule is to never beach the trigger guard plane unless you are intending to shoot something. Also, use a holster.
     
  9. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Don't bring common sense into this weapon debate. :D
     
  10. Meister Suspended

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    What business is it of yours that a random woman hurt herself?
     
  11. bradl macrumors 68040

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    1. As a teacher, according to the NRA, she'd be the 'good guy with a gun'.

    2. She's a teacher, AT SCHOOL, with a gun. Children were there at the time, though it was prior to classes starting.

    3. Children could have been injured by her carelessness of bringing the gun to school.

    4. If the district classified schools as 'gun free zones', she would be arrested for violating it. Lucky for her, it isn't.

    If a child was killed or injured because this, you don't even want to fathom the problems that would arise from this. You don't. That's why it is a serious issue, and why it is debatable. A school should at the very least be a safe haven from incidents like this, not a place where it could potentially or even accidentally happen.

    BL.
     
  12. Meister Suspended

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    Wake up. Life is not safe.
    ******** "news".
     
  13. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    are you aware that cops have done "demonstrations" on negligent discharge at schools?
     
  14. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    so no big deal if children are shot life is not safe so act stupidly and it is not a problem.
    news flash.
     
  15. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Ha, MANY of today's "children" have no problems going to the market to beat up others just for fun.
    link in post 2
     
  16. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Many?
     
  17. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    She could be arrested and charged, sure. This guy was arrested and charged, and the felony charges dropped.

    Article

     
  18. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    have you watched the video?
    tons of others love to play the knockout game
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    males/females, makes no different, kids knocking out teachers as shown above, just for "fun"
     
  19. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Relevance to this thread: none.

    BL.
     
  20. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you're trying to engage people in a discussion that's already covered in another thread you started.

    Perhaps you should stick to the topic of this thread.
     
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    As sickening as that is, I am not sure what good a gun would do if someone succor punches you when you aren't looking.
     
  22. Meister Suspended

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    Guy in the video: "People are intrinsically good."
    What a blistering idiot!
     
  23. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    The technical language is "keep your booger hook off the banger switch."

    ...and use a holster...

    When carrying a pistol it is vital that the trigger guard is protected from catching, snagging, whatever...or else...
     
  24. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    not everyone gets caught off guard

     
  25. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    because gun owners are always in rambo mode?
     

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