Has Alec Baldwin started an active shooter training academy? How else would you explain a suburban Fort Worth cop ending with a life-threatening gunshot would during a school shooting drill? That’s how a Sansom Park officer ending up in intensive care Saturday afternoon after being shot in the face.
According to Everman Police Chief Craig Spencer, the cop was shot during a “training accident” that was being conducted by a “third party training provider.” The drill was a “school-based active shooter training” exercise being conducted at Davis Elementary School in Forest Hill, Texas.
According to Chief Spencer, that third-party training company “provided the weapons” used during the exercise. That un-named third-party outfit, however, seems to have adopted the same basic safety protocols as the gun wranglers on the Rust movie set.
According to the Dallas Morning News . . .
Spencer said live ammunition was not intended to be part of the day’s training.
“How a weapon was introduced, we don’t know,” he said at the news conference.
Spencer said the contractor provided the training supplies, however, it was “not a live-fire training” and there is no reason to suspect a criminal element. He also said it’s not uncommon to use third-party contractors for the training.
Spencer indicated that only police officers were inside the school at the time of the shooting.
Sansom Park officer Lina Mino was shot in the face and is currently in serious but stable condition.
There’s a GoFundMe campaign for Sansom Park Police Officer Lina Mino, who is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the face during a training exercise at a Forest Hill elementary school Saturday. TX Rangers are investigating the incident. https://t.co/oW4ERuWzRL
— Nicole Osei (@NicOseiNews) November 7, 2022
Remember…as we’re constantly told by all of the smartest people, police are the only people in a civil society who are competent and sufficiently trained to carry firearms.