Police have arrested a substitute teacher in Alabama after his gun went off in a first-grade classroom.
No one was injured in the incident Friday. But authorities tell news outlets that 72-year-old Henry Rex Weaver is in custody and will face charges.
Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon says students were in the classroom with Weaver at Blountsville Elementary School when a gun that was in his pocket discharged.
Administrators were alerted, and the man was detained until authorities arrived.
Moon says he is concerned that a substitute teacher brought a firearm to school. He says the minimum charge in the case is reckless endangerment, which is a misdemeanour under state law.
Records aren’t yet available to show whether Weaver has a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
The Associated Press
19th annual Goodwill Shakespeare Festival draws hundreds from across B.C.
Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal Tuesday
Wholesale sales gains were led by the motor vehicle and vehicle parts and accessories subsector
The German shepherd had to be sedated and was in treatment for more than two hours
He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage
Authorities have transferred 53 long-term care residents to the health centre in Rosetown