what a headline!
they make it sound like a history teacher shot a highschooler…
Police: Teacher Shoots Student
POSTED: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
UPDATED: 4:45 pm EDT May 6, 2009
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A concealed weapons teacher accidentally shot a student in his class Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The 52-year-old student was shot in the face and transported to Troy Beaumont Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 74-year-old teacher was instructing a class on Dequindre Road around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when one of the students asked him to demonstrate the difference between single action and double action.
The Washington Township man displayed a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver from a holster and accidentally discharged a bullet.
The bullet hit a table and then ricocheted and struck the Oakland Township man in the face.
The teacher said he thought the gun was loaded with plastic bullets.
Police are calling the shooting accidental. No charges have been filed at this point.