What could go wrong when an armed guard hired by an elementary school leaves his gun in the bathroom?
An armed guard at a Lapeer, Mich., charter school — hired in the wake of the Newtown massacre — made a “breach of security” this week when he left his gun unattended in the bathroom “for a few moments,” Chatfield School Director Matt Young told the Flint Journal. The gun was unloaded.
Young said in a statement, according to the paper: “The school has put additional security procedures in place that follow local law enforcement practices and guidelines. At no time was any student involved in this breach of protocol. We will continue to work on improving school security.”
The gun wasn’t loaded and a child didn’t pick it up this time, but what about next time? Tell me again why a gun has any place in an elementary school.
If I were a local parent, I would be enraged.