One month after the Feb. 14 mass shooting that left 17 staff and students dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida, students across the country are planning a youth-led school walkout to protest gun violence and demand action from lawmakers. (March 13) AP
SALINAS, Calif. — A teacher accidentally fired a gun Tuesday during a class about public safety at a California classroom, police say.
No one was hurt at Seaside High School when teacher Dennis Alexander inadvertently fired one shot off at 1:20 p.m., according to a press release from the Seaside Police Department.
Police did not specify what type of gun was used. A call seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Alexander had been teaching about public safety awareness, police said.
Classes resumed at the Seaside school resumed shortly after the incident.
Alexander also serves as a reserve police officer for the Sand City police and is a Seaside city councilman.
The incident, which follows the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff members at a high school in Parkland, Fla., comes amid a national debate on school safety and whether teachers should be armed on school campuses.
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