Teacher Accidentally Shoots Self in Leg at School
No other faculty or students witnessed the shooting, but they might have heard the gunshot or seen the teacher as she was taken out of the school to the hospital, he said. Classes were continuing as usual, and crisis counselors were available, Horsley said. Officials were still investigating how the gun discharged. "This just appears at this point in time to be an accident," he said.
He wouldn't release details about the woman or what she taught, but he noted she was carrying the weapon legally with a concealed firearm permit. Utah is among the few states that allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in public schools, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Teachers are not required to disclose they're carrying a weapon, and administrators are prohibited from asking.