The Hill: The Parkland, Fla., teacher who volunteered to carry a gun in school after the deadly Feb. 14 massacre was arrested Sunday for leaving his loaded gun in a public bathroom, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
Sean Simpson, a chemistry teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, left his loaded Glock 9mm in the bathroom of a Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday, the Herald stated, citing a Broward County Sheriff’s Office report. Simpson said he left the gun by mistake and that when he went back for it, Joseph Spataro, described as a vagrant according to the sheriff's report cited by the Herald, had already found it and fired it. Spataro was charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing.
Simpson was arrested and charged with failing to safely store a firearm. He posted a $250 cash bond and was released, the Herald reported.