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Third grader shoots police officer's gun at school during 'group activity' in Minnesota school

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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Minnesota ABC affiliate KSTP reports that during a group activity at the Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minnesota, a third grade child was able to reach into a police officer’s holster and fire off his gun. Luckily, no one was hurt.

The release says the officer was sitting on a bench, and a third-grader "reached over and placed his finger into the officer's gun holster and pressed the trigger of the officer's gun causing it to discharge though the bottom of the holster."

The round hit the floor, and no one was injured, the press release states.

Not good. By their very nature, guns are mortally dangerous. They are incredibly easy to make use of in relation to how much damage they can produce. The NRA chooses to blame everyone and everything other than guns and people who shoot guns, for the thousands of dead children in our schools, while calling for more guns to be placed inside of schools. Our current white supremacist in chief has decided to grab onto that dumb idea and run with it, calling for “offensive measures” to be taken in our country’s schools. Meanwhile, a child no older than 10 years of age is able to mistakenly shoot a gun off during a fun activity in a school gym.

The police department release also said the officer was "unaware of the child touching his gun until the weapon was fired."

The holster is considered a level-3 security, the city added, and it has a trigger guard "that typically cannot be touched or fired in the holster, but the child's small finger was able to reach inside."

Where ever you find guns there is a chance, no matter how well-intentioned, that they will find the wrong hands. 

by on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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MistyMoo
by Member on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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😲 wow...
nb34
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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And the same idiots want teachers with guns in schools. SMH, the stupidity of American public is just astounding.

GrayDuck41
by on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:17 PM
Where was this kid’s parents?
susannah2000
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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That kid needs some major discipline.

JasonsMom2007
by Member on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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Since the kid was at school probably home or at work

Quoting GrayDuck41: Where was this kid’s parents?
susannah2000
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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Quoting nb34:

And the same idiots want teachers with guns in schools. SMH, the stupidity of American public is just astounding.

The idiot was the kid. The police officer, if in uniform, was on duty and had to have his gun accessible. The kid should never have touched it, and needs his ass beat. Also, since he purposely put his hand in the holster, and pushed the trigger, he didn't "mistakenly" shoot it. He intended to.

GrayDuck41
by on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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Since they said it was a gathering, I assumed parents were there.
They should have been, obviously. The kid wasn’t being watched very carefully.
Guns and kids are not a good combination.


Quoting JasonsMom2007: Since the kid was at school probably home or at work

Quoting GrayDuck41: Where was this kid’s parents?
GrayDuck41
by on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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Yep
It’s so discouraging.
They should not have invited an armed policeman to the school.
Unless they had one adult per child to keep an eye on them.


Quoting nb34:

And the same idiots want teachers with guns in schools. SMH, the stupidity of American public is just astounding.

JasonsMom2007
by Member on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM
It said a group activity. The schools here do group activities during school and they don't even tell the oarents.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Since they said it was a gathering, I assumed parents were there.
They should have been, obviously. The kid wasn’t being watched very carefully.
Guns and kids are not a good combination.


Quoting JasonsMom2007: Since the kid was at school probably home or at work

Quoting GrayDuck41: Where was this kid’s parents?
GrayDuck41
by on Feb. 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM
Fine.
In that case they shouldn’t have invited an armed cop .
Obviously nobody was watching and they’d need one adult per child to prevent that kind of thing from happening. Seriously!


Quoting JasonsMom2007: It said a group activity. The schools here do group activities during school and they don't even tell the oarents.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Since they said it was a gathering, I assumed parents were there.
They should have been, obviously. The kid wasn’t being watched very carefully.
Guns and kids are not a good combination.


Quoting JasonsMom2007: Since the kid was at school probably home or at work

Quoting GrayDuck41: Where was this kid’s parents?
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