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US Stoneman Douglas teacher arrested after leaving loaded gun in public restroom, cops say

20:46  12 april  2018
20:46  12 april  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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- A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher was arrested after he left a loaded gun in a public restroom and a drunk homeless man found it and fired it, according to an arrest report from the Broward Sheriff's Office.

— A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher was arrested after he left a loaded gun in a public restroom and a drunk homeless man found it and fired it, according to an arrest report from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher was arrested after he left a loaded gun in a public restroom and a drunk homeless man found it and fired it, according to an arrest report from the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Chemistry teacher Sean Simpson, 43, who was at the Parkland school during the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17, told deputies on Sunday that he forgot the Glock 9 mm in a stall at a restroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier. No one was hurt during the incident.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas chemistry teacher Sean Simpson was arrested after police allege he left a loaded gun in the public restroom and a drunken homeless man found it and fired it.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher was arrested after he left a loaded gun in a public restroom and a drunk homeless man found it and fired it, according to an arrest report from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Simpson, of Margate, Fla., was charged with failing to safely store a firearm, a second-degree misdemeanor, and the homeless man, Joseph Spataro, 69, was charged with trespassing and firing a weapon while intoxicated, records show.

a group of people posing for the camera: Broward Sheriff Deputies surrround the men's bathroom at the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier on Sunday, April, 8, 2018. Marjory Stoneman Douglas chemistry teacher Sean Simpson was arrested after police allege he left a loaded gun in the public restroom and a drunken homeless man found it and fired it. © Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS Broward Sheriff Deputies surrround the men's bathroom at the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier on Sunday, April, 8, 2018. Marjory Stoneman Douglas chemistry teacher Sean Simpson was arrested after police allege he left a loaded gun in the public restroom and a drunken homeless man found it and fired it. About five minutes after leaving the bathroom, Simpson realized he'd forgotten the gun and as he was walking back to retrieve it he heard a single gun shot, the report said. Simpson snatched the gun from Spataro's hand.

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Sean Simpson, a chemistry teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, left his handgun in a restroom at a Florida beach, the police said .CreditBroward County Sheriff's Office.

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.

When deputies got there they found the gun with seven bullets with a magazine loaded into it in Simpson's pocket, the report said. They found a casing in a corner of the bathroom and later found a projectile also in the bathroom.

Simpson had a valid concealed weapons permit, the report said. He posted $250 bond, records show.

Visit the Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at www.sun-sentinel.com Sean Simpson © Broward Sheriff's Office Sean Simpson

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