Good teachers are hard to find

Let’s face it.

Anyone can stand in front of a classroom and lecture but not everyone can teach. The truly great teachers connect with their students and really hold their attention. They find a way to get the students involved in the lesson and make sure the concepts are understood and remembered. It is a lot of hard work.

Not many instructors are willing to go the extra mile this DEA agent went to make sure his students at his gun safety class got the message that all guns are always loaded.

DEA Agent Shoots Self During Gun Safety Class

ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal drug agent shot himself in the leg during a gun safety presentation to children and his bosses are investigating.

The Drug Enforcement Administration agent, whose name was not released, was giving a gun safety presentation to about 50 adults and students organized by the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, witnesses and police said.

He drew his .40-caliber duty weapon and removed the magazine, according to the police report. Then he pulled back the slide and asked someone in the audience to look inside the gun and confirm it wasn’t loaded, the report said.

Witnesses said the gun was pointed at the floor and when he released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh.

“The kids screamed and started to cry,” said Vivian Farmer, who attended the presentation with her 13-year-old nephew.

“Everyone was pretty shaken up,” Farmer said. “But the point of gun safety hit home. Unfortunately, the agent had to get shot. But after seeing that, my nephew doesn’t want to have anything to do with guns.”

Obviously that is unparalleled dedication to the job. You don’t find teachers like that just anywhere.

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