Alabama substitute teacher convicted of firing gun in 1st-grade classroom 07/23/2019 11:39 am PDT Comments WHNT / Blount County via WHNT: BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- A 74-year-old former substitute teacher whose gun discharged earlier this year in a 1st-grade classroom has been convicted of several misdemeanor crimes. Al.com reports that Henry Rex Weaver was convicted on July 22nd on charges of possession of a firearm in a prohibited place, reckless endangerment, and third-degree assault. The incident happened on March 22 at Blountsville Elementary School. According to court documents, Weaver bent over to pick up an item off the floor when his Taurus .380 pistol discharged. MORE: Blountsville substitute teacher convicted in gun discharge during 1st-grade class - WHNT #Alabama #Assault #RecklessEndangerment #WHNT Related Stories Police warn flushing drugs down toilet could create 'meth-gators' Alabama woman shoots husband during road rage incident: deputies Alabama pastor accused of sexually abusing boys Mom, son disappear after emails allege husband's secret sex life Grandma who hired hit on grandson's mom claims cartel set her up K-9 that sniffed substance during prison sweep dies Deputies arrest wanted man who allegedly had meth-fueled 'attack squirrel' Charges dropped against pregnant woman who lost baby in shooting TCDPOD: Wife arrested for giving ex's guns to cops; Pregnant woman shot, charged Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.