He was teaching a gun safety course as part of his administration of justice class. One of the injured, a 17-year-old boy, was hit in the neck by debris or a fragment after the bullet ricocheted off the ceiling. Alexander had just told the class he wanted to make sure the firearm was not loaded when it went off. He was planning to use the gun for a demonstration for how to disarm someone. School site administration and the Seaside Police Department immediately began investigating the incident, including interviewing students in the class.
“We’re looking into any violation of city ordinance or the penal code and we’ll determine whether or not there are any applicable charges,” Pridgen told to media. It remains unclear whether Alexander was legally allowed to have a gun on campus. Alexander has been a reserve Sand City police officer for the past 11 years. Alexander has been placed on administrative leave for the duration of the on-going investigation. School resumed after the incident.