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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Teacher Left Loaded Gun In Public Restroom: Police

Chemistry teacher Sean Simpson, who carries a concealed weapons permit, left his Glock 9 mm in a restroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier

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    Douglas Teacher Arrested After Leaving Loaded Gun

    NBC 6's Darryl Forges has more as officials say the chemistry teacher left the loaded weapon in a Deerfield Beach bathroom, where a homeless man found it and pulled the trigger.

    (Published Thursday, April 12, 2018)

    A chemistry teacher at the Florida school where 17 people were shot to death has been arrested. Authorities say he left a loaded gun in a public restroom, where a drunk homeless man picked it up and fired it.

    No one was injured, but the teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now charged with failing to safely store his weapon.

    A Broward Sheriff's report says 43-year-old Sean Simpson, who carries a concealed weapons permit, left his Glock 9 mm in a restroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday. He told deputies he was returning to get it when he heard a gunshot, and found the man holding the pistol.

    Records show the teacher posted a $250 bond. It's not known whether he has a lawyer.

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    (Published Monday, March 12, 2018)