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Parkland teacher arrested after leaving gun in public lavatory

A teacher from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead two months ago has been arrested after leaving his gun in a public toilet.
Sean Simpson, 43, absentmindedly left the loaded weapon inside a cubicle, says Broward County Sheriff's Office.
It was found by a homeless man who fired a bullet into the wall before Mr Simpson snatched it from his hands.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher previously said he was open to the idea of arming teachers.
Mr Simpson told police on Sunday he realised he had left the legally registered pistol in the toilet at the Deerfield Beach Pier after hearing a single gunshot.
After running back to the bathroom, the science teacher encountered a homeless man holding the gun, who, he added, appeared drunk.
Police arrested Mr Simpson and Joseph Spataro, 69, at the scene.
Mr Simpson was charged with failing to safely store a firearm, and was released after paying a $250 (£175) cash bond.
Mr Spataro, who told police he fired the Glock 9mm handgun to see if it was loaded, was charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing.

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