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6th-grade teacher accidentally shoots herself in leg with concealed handgun in school

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 6th-grade teacher shot herself in the leg Thursday morning when her concealed handgun somehow discharged while she was in a faculty restroom, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.

The accidental shooting occurred at Westbrook Elementary School just before 9 a.m. Thursday, before school started, the Tribune said. No students were around at the time, a school official said.

The bullet entered and exited the teacher’s leg and she was taken to Intermountain Medical Center, where she was initially listed in good condition and released later Thursday, the Tribune said.

Granite School District police were investigating how the handgun discharged.

Several faculty members went to the restroom after hearing the gunshot and came to her aid.

The teacher has been teaching at that elementary school for 14 years.

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4 comments

  • Mr Holms

    BEEN CARRYING A GUN FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE NEVER SHOT MYSELF OR ACCIDENTAL MISFIRE. BEFORE YOU CARRY A GUN AROUND OR EVEN TRY TO FIRE ONE , THE INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THE GUN COMPLETELY APPART AND BE ABLE TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AND UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW THAT GUN WORKS BEFORE IT IS EVER LOADED. AS WELL AS KNOWING HOW TO CARRY IT AND BECOMING AS KNOWLEGEABLE AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THEIR WEAPON AND HOW TO USE IT BEFORE CARRYING OR FIRING THE WEAPON
    COMMON SENSE PEOPLE. yOU WOULDNT FLY A HELICOPTER OR GO DEEP SEA DIVING
    WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT YOUR DOING. iF YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST PICK UP A GUN AND SHOOT IT WELL YOU CAN BUT THERE CAN BE SOME SERIOUS REPROCUSIONS IF NOT TRAINED PROPERLY

  • Kallie

    I oppose regulations against guns, but I DO support regulations against stupid people having guns. You can’t fix stupid and that’s a fact.

  • Withheld

    Safety is as simple as not carrying it with one in the pipe an it don’t take that long to chamber a round in a pistol, a revolver is a little different.

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