An Armed Parkland Teacher Is Getting Roasted For Doing A Stupid Thing Everyone Warned Would Happen

While the survivors of the Parkland massacre are continuing their quest for gun control and enduring death threats, armed teachers are already providing them with all the evidence they need to keep going.

A chemistry teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida who has been pretty vocal about willing to arm himself to prevent another shooting recently left a loaded firearm in a public bathroom. Crazy how that happens right?

The teacher, Sean Simpson, left his loaded Glock 9mm in a bathroom in Deerfield Beach Pier’s bathroom where a drunk homeless man got it and fired a shot off before Simpson managed to get it back. Luckily, the bullet struck a wall and not a human being. The homeless man was arrested and charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing and Simpson was arrested and charged with unsafely storing a firearm.

Simpson has been a vocal proponent of arming teachers in the past and hopefully this little almost deadly brain fart will convince of why that’s really not a good idea.

Twitter pounced on the gun fail with a giant collective “we told you so”:

Leaving guns in bathrooms is one of many reasons why turning educators into armed security is a bad idea. People actually leave guns in bathrooms all the time. If you think about it, this kind of makes sense—public bathrooms don’t offer a lot of options for safely storing your sidearm while you use the facilities.

Here are just a few stories of guns being left in bathrooms:

Florida passed a law in the wake of the Parkland massacre that allows teachers to undergo firearm training allowing them to carry weapons at school, but even highly trained law enforcement officials have made an “oops” and left guns in bathrooms or worse:

Anti-gun control groups like the NRA love to talk about how responsible and safe firearm owners are, but anyone with any experience with human beings will tell you that we all make mistakes (duh). When that mistake involves treating a weapon carelessly, it can have deadly consequences.

h/t: The Root