Gee, maybe we need to start a whole new category just for irresponsible LEO gun owners. At least this one didn’t happen in Oklahoma, right? Either the walls are really thick or Jordan Middle School’s an awfully noisy place because, if you believe at least one news report, no one even heard the boom when a Northside Independent School District police officer negligently fired his gun yesterday. In fact, Officer Doug Schramm had to report the errant round to the school’s principal and his boss. Or, as mysanantonio.com puts it, the “officer’s gun accidentally discharged” putting a round in his office wall . . .
District officials said the officer was preparing to leave the building to go to the gun range to work on his recertification.
Doug may not need to bother recertifying now. He’s been put on paid administrative leave while the district “investigates.” Here, let us help: he was playing with his gun and pulled the trigger. You’re welcome.
If Schramm is found to have violated a policy on when guns may be unholstered, he could face consequences ranging from a verbal reprimand to termination, (district spokesman Pascual) Gonzalez said.
Wow. If he can be fired just for unholstering his gun at the wrong time, they must break out the cat o nine tails down in south Tejas for an actual ND. But we don’t see any need for corporal punishment in this case. In fact we’re happy to send Officer Shramm a shiny IGOTD trophy to put on the shelf in his school office. Maybe he can use it to cover up that unsightly bullet hole. Assuming they ever let him back in the building, of course.