Did you ever see the movie Forest Gump? A famous cliché arose from that movie – ‘stupid is as stupid does’. That describes a chemistry teacher who teaches at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Sean Simpson had volunteered to carry a concealed weapon at school but I doubt that will ever happen after the stupid thing he did that got him arrested.
Basically, he left his loaded handgun in a bathroom stall at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. I’m curious what he would say to a student who said he or she left their homework or chemistry book in a public bathroom somewhere?
(Washington Post) – A Parkland chemistry teacher who said he was open to the idea of arming himself after the mass shooting at the high school has been arrested after he left a loaded gun in a public bathroom, police said.
Sean Simpson, 43, told police he had removed his personally owned firearm while using the restroom Sunday at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, about 13 miles east of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he teaches during the week.
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, according to a Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrest report…
It’s irresponsible teachers like Simpson and the one who accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring a student that will do more to prevent many responsible teachers from even getting the opportunity to carry a concealed weapon in the classroom to protect their students and themselves.