MSD Teacher Arrested For Leaving Loaded Gun In Public, Police Say


Authorities say a chemistry teacher from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has been arrested after allegedly leaving 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 is now facing a charge of failing to safely store his weapon.

According to officials with the Broward Sheriff's office, 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. 

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According to authorities, Simpson said he was returning to get the firearm when he heard a gunshot, and found the man holding the pistol.

Records show the teacher posted a $250 bond. 

On Feb. 14, 17 people were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.


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