Utah Teacher Accidentally Shoots Self In Leg At Elementary School
A Utah teacher with a concealed carry permit accidentally shot herself in the leg at Westbrook Elementary on Thursday morning around 9:00 a.m. The teacher was severely injured when the bullet entered and exited her leg, and she was rushed to the hospital.
[su_center_ad]Officials are still investigating how the gun discharged, according to the Associated Press.
Good4Utah reports, “Ben Horsley, spokesman of Granite School District, says the teacher is a concealed carry permit holder and was allowed to have the weapon on campus. She was in a faculty bathroom before school started when the accident happened.”
Horsley wouldn’t release details about the woman or what subject she taught, but he says she was carrying the weapon legally with a concealed firearm permit.
“No students were around her and no one else was injured. She was taken to the hospital in fair condition,” Horsley added.
If needed by the students, the school is offering counselors to assist them. Granite School District police are still investigating how the handgun was discharged.
According to Utah law, teachers and anyone else licensed to carry concealed weapons are allowed to bring a gun into a public school.
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