A Parkland Teacher Leaves a Gun in a Bathroom


This is a story that will add fuel to the fire of those who believe teachers shouldn't be carrying guns in the classrooms.

Police say that a chemistry teacher from Marjory Stoneman in Parkland, Florida has been arrested after he left a loaded gun in a public bathroom.

43-year-old Sean Simpson told police he had removed his personally owned firearm while using the restroom Sunday at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier.

According to the arrest report, Simpson placed the gun on the handrail of the bathroom stall, then left it behind as he went to wash his hands at a sink inside the stall.

After remembering his firearm was in the restroom, while he was walking back to get it, he heard a single gunshot, police said. Once back in the restroom, Simpson found another man holding his gun and snatched it from him, police said.

Simpson was arrested Sunday and charged with unsafe storage of a firearm, police said. His firearm, a Glock 43 9mm pistol, had seven rounds loaded in it, police said.

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