A 60-year-old Virginia high school teacher is accused of lining up his students and then firing a blank gun at them.
The incident is said to have taken place on April 4 at William H. Neff Center, a vocational high school in Abingdon.
According to the arrest affidavit, the teacher, Manuael Ernest Dillow gathered 12 students in his welding class, lined them up near a garage door in the welding shop and from the waistband of his pants, produced a blank gun and fired four to 10 shots in the students’ direction.
Authorities said no students were injured in the incident.
Dillow, who had borrowed the firearm from a teacher in a criminal justice class, was charged with 12 counts of brandishing a firearm on school property.
Dillow, who was released from police custody on a $20,000 bond, has been temporarily removed from his classroom.