Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Colorado high schooler shot in leg by school staffer with gun, on school grounds

A boy was getting a ride from a school staffer, at Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado, in the school parking lot.  The staffer, who could legally bring the gun onto school grounds, since he has a side job as a security guard elsewhere, had a gun with him and was trying to put it into his glove box when he unintentionally fired it, hitting the student in the leg.

No charges will be filed.

From an article:

Police spokesman Ofc. Frank Fania says a staff worker at the school accidentally shot the student in the leg in the staff worker’s car. The student was getting a ride home. 
The gun accidentally fired while the shooter was putting it away in the glove box of his vehicle.
Fania says the staff worker has a second job as an armed security officer, so it’s legal for him to have the gun. He is not a teacher at the school and his job as a security guard is not associated with Aurora Public Schools. 
The worker drove the victim to Aurora Medical Center South for treatment. The victim is expected to recover. 
Police do not plan to file any charges against the shooter, since it was legal for him to have the gun. 
Fania says it will be up to the school district to decide whether he violated any school rules.



  1. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Deputies-Teen-killed-in-accidental-shooting-in-4516460.php

  2. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Toddler-dies-after-accidental-shooting-206721711.html

  3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/-jarvan-jackson-11-year-old-shot-_n_3278506.html

  4. Thank you for sharing these, Doug.


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