Pistol-Packing Prof Pulls a Plax

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

Headline shamelessly lifted from the NY Post, whose editors lives for stories like this. I’m not aware that professors at CW Post have any need to pack heat in the classroom, but this fellow might want to think about securing his weapon more properly. He’s licensed to carry so he likely won’t be facing any charges.

One Long Island professor might have what it takes to play for the Jets.

A criminal-justice instructor at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus bizarrely blasted himself in the leg with a gun outside of his classroom, which was packed with students, cops said yesterday.

Jack Carney, 72, a former New York City fire inspector, was about to give a test at 7:56 a.m. yesterday when he left the classroom and, in an instant, inadvertently pulled a Plaxico Burress.

“He was getting ready to administer a test, and he went out to secure his weapon,” said a student of Carney’s who asked that her name not be used.

“I guess something happened and everyone heard a loud sound, and he shot himself in the leg and the groin.”

Another student, who was in the class at the time, said everyone was shocked by the gunfire.

“There were people in the classroom,” he said. “He just walked out and we heard it happen. No one knows exactly what was going on.”

Unlike Burress — a Jets wide receiver who was jailed for weapons possession while on the Giants after shooting himself in the leg at a Big Apple nightclub — Carney was legally allowed to carry the gun because he is a former law-enforcement officer, cops said.

“It’s unlikely that any charges will be filed,” Nassau County Detective Lt. Kevin Smith said.

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