Utah teacher shoots herself in the leg

2014-09-12 19:21


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Los Angeles - A Utah teacher shot herself accidently in the leg on Thursday at an elementary school, according to multiple media reports.

The handgun of the unidentified woman went off while at the school's faculty bathroom, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.

The teacher who had a permit to carry a concealed gun was taken to a local hospital where she was listed in good condition.

The incident happened right before school started and no students were around when the gun fired, the paper said.

Authorities are investigating why the gun discharged.

The school district policy allows teachers to carry handguns, the report said.

The accident happened at Westbrook Elementary School, about 16km south of Salt Lake City.

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