California: Teacher's Gun Accidently Goes Off in Class Injuring Three Students

Dennis Alexander, who also serves as a reserve police officer, was teaching gun safety during his administration of justice class

A teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students, says Californian Police.

The incident occurred Tuesday at Seaside High School as Dennis Alexander was teaching a gun safety lesson for his administration of justice class.

Police say Alexander, who also serves as a reserve police officer, was pointing the gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged.

Three students were injured by debris, including a 17-year-old whose father told KSBW-TV his son sustained moderate injuries when bullet fragments lodged in his neck.

Alexander was placed on administrative leave from his teaching job and he was also placed on administrative leave at the Sand City Police Department.

On February 22, United States President Donald Trump pushed his call to arm teachers following the Parkland school massacre in Florida, saying it would be limited to those with military or special training but "would solve the problem instantly."