South Carolina police have arrested a 18-year-old student of York Technical College after his gun discharged in a classroom. The case of Jeremy Moffett will likely be cited by those opposing calls for allowing students and faculty to carry guns on campus after the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Police report that Moffett’s .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun fell from his pocket and discharged during class — an accident that could have easily wounded or kill a student or teacher.
However, some media reports state that Moffett changed his story to say that he was actually holding the gun and accidentally pulled the trigger.
He has been charged with carrying a weapon on school property, carrying a pistol unlawfully and discharging a firearm within city limits.
Oh yea, he also has been suspended from school.
The story might be cited by supporters ofProfessor Paula Anderson of Central Connecticut States University who called police on her student John Wahlberg after he spoke in class in favor of arming students and teachers.
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