Security guard leaves gun unattended in restroom at K-8 charter school

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Here's the bad news: A security officer at a charter school in Michigan that serves kindergarten through eighth graders left his gun in one of the school bathrooms.

Here's the good news: It wasn't loaded.

Here's the bad news: He was seriously careless.

Here's the good news: Nobody got hurt.

Here's the bad news: There are too many firearm "mishaps" involving careless, stupid, unskilled, inexperienced, drunk, well-meaning-but-incompetent, hostile, or otherwise reckless gun owners.

Via mlive.com:

Lapeer, MI -- A security officer at a Lapeer charter school left a firearm unattended in a school bathroom on Monday, Jan. 14, a school official said.

The security officer "made a breach in security protocol" and left an unloaded weapon in a restroom "for a few moments," said Chatfield School Director Matt Young. Young said the school has been in contact with local authorities about the matter and wouldn't discuss any possible repercussion for the officer, calling it "a personnel matter."

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This man was there to protect students. Instead, he put them in potential danger. If the gun had been loaded and a child had found it in those "few moments," it could have been disastrous. Thankfully, none of that happened... this time.

More guns are not the answer.

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Negligence, by all means. But had he not had the gun, it wouldn't have been left out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/glen.key.1 Glen Key

    Security guard?!? Sounds more like they hired a teenager that can't tell his ass from a gun. If schools must hire guards, like the school that Obama's kids go to, for God's sake, hire an adult that knows what he/she is doing. Criminals will continue to look for "Gun Free Zones" to kill and destroy. To stop them from doing so, someone will have to meet them with more power than they(criminals) have. If that means putting teachers thru training for firearms, then so be it, train them.

  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    To which the #NRA enthusastically announce: PUT GUN RACKS IN TOILET STALLS!  Each with room for at least 3 guns, and must be made of a bulletproof milspec material purchased from your local friendly Gun Rack company whose CEO is on the NRA Board.  Expect more Marketing opportunities- uh, solutions to this terrible crisis from the NRA.  Love, Tom Selleck.