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Old May 9, 2009, 01:29 PM   #26
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http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/05/...1011241732079/

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PONTIAC, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- Police said a Michigan concealed weapons teacher accidentally shot a student in the face during a demonstration.

Investigators said the 74-year-old teacher accidentally discharged a bullet from a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday during a class in Oakland County, WDIV-TV, Detroit, reported Thursday.

The bullet ricocheted off a table and struck a 52-year-old student in the face. The student was taken to Troy Beaumont Hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The teacher told investigators he thought the gun was loaded with plastic bullets.

Police said the shooting is being treated as accidental and no charges have been filed.
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Old May 9, 2009, 01:48 PM   #27
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Wow

Hope the students dont go out somewhere and try that

Someone is going to get their butt kicked :barf: I can't believe an instructor could be so careless??

Thank god it was a ricochet & only a plastic bullet, not a direct hit..... Hope the student is ok soon
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Old May 9, 2009, 01:54 PM   #28
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No, it was real bullets. The instructor "thought the gun was loaded with plastic bullets" -- eg, snap caps. (Or maybe he thought it was an Airsoft gun?)

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Old May 9, 2009, 02:29 PM   #29
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Yikes!

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