Teacher accidentally fires gun at school

PHOTO: A Northern California high school teacher, whos also a reserve police officer, is thought to have accidentally fired his gun in a classroom while teaching a public safety class.PlaySTOCK PHOTO/Getty Images
WATCH Teacher accidentally fires gun at school

A California teacher is believed to have accidentally fired his weapon in a classroom today.

Seaside police officers were summoned to Seaside High School Tuesday after the teacher, who was teaching a public safety class, discharged the weapon, police said in a statement.

Officials said one student was injured either by a bullet fragment or ceiling debris and transported to a local hospital by his parent for treatment. No one was seriously injured.

PHOTO: Seaside High School in Seaside California is seen here in this undated Google Maps image. Google Maps
Seaside High School in Seaside California is seen here in this undated Google Maps image.

The teacher involved was identified by police as Dennis Alexander, who is a reserve police officer for the City of Sand City as well.

The incident is under investigation.

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