Yup, another cop, another school, another negligent discharge — even as The People of the Gun push for gun rights restoration in the schools. nbcwashington.com:
A school resource officer accidentally fired his gun inside a middle school in Alexandria, Virginia, during school hours on Tuesday, police say. No one was hurt.
The officer was inside his office at George Washington Middle School in the Del Ray neighborhood when he accidentally discharged his service weapon about 9:10 a.m., according to Alexandria police.
The shot was fired as the officer, a five-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department, was sitting down in his office, police said. A department representative declined to say whether the officer had taken his gun out of his holster.
“I just think it was an accident that happened, and we’re going to investigate it and find out, and we’re going to move forward,” Capt. D.C. Hayes said.
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Putting armed “School Resource Officers” into schools is a bad idea. Not only are they an easily identified “shoot me first” target for an attacker, they’ve got f*ck all to do all day, every day.
As the irrepressibly anti-gun vox.com points out in their inevitable article 2 “good guys with guns” accidentally fired them in schools on Tuesday, bored cops start playing with their guns:
Still, this has happened before with some regularity. In 2016, a sheriff’s deputy fired his gun in a Michigan high school while testing a robotics machine, hitting a teacher in the neck, and a part-time correctional officer at an elementary school for a job interview at a Florida elementary school shot himself in the knee. In 2014, a teacher in Utah accidentally shot herself in the leg (and shattered a toilet) while at school. In 2013, a police officer assigned to a New York high school after the Sandy Hook shooting accidentally fired his weapon in a hallway.
Actually, it’s worse than that. These SROs start playing with students. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Click here for my Google search “school resource officer rape.”
If we want to make schools into a harder target for criminals, crazies and terrorists, just repeal the Gun Free School Zones Act and let law-abiding Americans exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms inside the school gates.
End of story. Except for the IGOTD award for the unnamed and thus unshamed police officer.