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Utah teacher shoots herself in leg after bringing gun to school

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 14:49:04-04

A Utah teacher is reportedly in good condition at a hospital after shooting herself in the leg this week with a gun she brought inside Westbrook High School.

Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, a sixth-grade teacher, was inside the school's faculty bathroom on Thursday morning when the firearm discharged. According to KUTV, the incident happened prior to school starting.

Ferguson-Montgomery is a 17-year veteran of the school district and holds a concealed carry permit, according to a school spokesman. For more on the incident, including student reaction and possible legal ramifications, see this report from Newsy: