The Chatfield School in Lapeer, Michigan recently hired an armed security guard who accidentally left his handgun in a student bathroom (video below).
This week, Chatfield School co-directors Matt Young and Bill Kraly bragged about hiring retired Sheriff’s Dept. firearms instructor Clark Arnold as a security guard.
Young told WNEM-TV on Tuesday: “It’s a tremendous asset to the safety of our students."
However, on Wednesday, school officials told The Flint Journal that Arnold had left his unloaded gun in the school restroom for a few moments.
Young said in a statement: “The school has put additional security procedures in place that follow local law enforcement practices and guidelines. At no time was any student involved in this breach of protocol. We will continue to work on improving school security.”
Lapeer County Prosecutor Byron Konschuh said no criminal charges would be filed: “If you left a gun unattended and a toddler finds it and shoots and hurts someone, it could be some kind of reckless use of a firearm."