Parent inadvertently fires weapon while waiting in carpool line at Arrington Elementary

Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 3:33 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham City Schools say a parent inadvertently fired a weapon while waiting in the carpool line at Arrington Elementary on Oct. 11.

The parent was taken to the hospital. No students, teachers or bystanders were injured, according to school officials.

Birmingham Police confirmed a gun caused the injury.

As far as legal implications, Criminal Defense Attorney Roger Appell said if there was no intent to hurt someone, it is legal to have a gun in your car even on school property. If there was injury to someone else, he said there would be a lot more to look in to.

“There could be criminal liability if somebody was injured. if someone was killed they could be guilty of criminally negligent homicide... if somebody was injured they could be guilty of criminal assault in the 3rd degree,” Appell said.

A relative of the man involved tells WBRC he is expected to be okay.

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