Man Carries Gun Onto Arlington Elementary Campus, Accidentally Shoots Self in the Foot

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A man who walked onto the campus of an Arlington elementary school Thursday morning was injured when a gun he was wearing was accidentally discharged, police say.

NBC 5 has learned a man was walking toward the front office at Duff Elementary when he went to adjust his pants and hit the trigger on a gun tucked into his waistband.

The shot injured the man's leg and foot, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.

Arlington police said they do not believe the man had any malicious intent and that he was there to pick up a child.

The school was placed on a brief lockdown that was later lifted. The Arlington Independent School District said no threats were made to the school, and all students and staff remained safe during the lockdown.

Texas Sky Ranger flew over the school early Thursday afternoon and it appeared students were playing outside and dismissing normally. Thursday is the last day of the school year in the Arlington ISD and elementary schools were dismissed at 12:10 p.m.

Federal law requires states designate school property as gun free zones, making it a state crime to carry a firearm onto school property. Police told NBC 5 Thursday afternoon that criminal charges are pending. The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing.
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Re: Man Carries Gun Onto Arlington Elementary Campus, Accidentally Shoots Self in the Foot

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It happened in Arlington, TX, I initially thought it was Arlington, VA.
The shot injured White's leg, police said. No other injuries were reported and the man's injuries were not considered life-threatening. White was treated and released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Arlington police said they do not believe the man had any malicious intent and that he was there to pick up a child. However, because it is illegal to bring a gun onto school property, White was arrested after being released from the hospital and was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon in prohibited places.
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Re: Man Carries Gun Onto Arlington Elementary Campus, Accidentally Shoots Self in the Foot

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TrueTexan wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 3:39 pm I wonder if it was a Glock? Lucky it didn't hit any vital parts.

Also to clarify this was in Arlington, Texas.
Why must it be a Glock? Any striker, gee, when ya pull the trigger, it goes off, what a surprise. Unless it's a Sig, and then it goes off if ya drop it.

BTW-I have been carrying, with a good, cover the trigger holster, Glocks for years as has many, many, many others without it 'just going off'. WITH one in the chanmber. Those who whine about that don't understand how 'most' strikers' work.

And in texass..what a surprise. Wonder, is it a felony to carry on public school grounds in texass? See right above, it is.

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