Life in Ohio, a Continuing Series

Jason Zielinski shows a customer an AR-15 style rifle at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois.
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Ohioans interested in carrying concealed firearms for self-defense attend a safety course. What happens next? You get one guess (unless you're Alanis Morissette — in which case, you get ten guesses):

LANCASTER, Ohio — A firearms instructor accidentally shot a student while teaching a gun-safety class on Saturday in Fairfield County to people seeking permits to carry concealed weapons.

Don't worry, nobody was killed. Nobody was aware of the irony either:

Piemonte is studying for his teaching degree at Ohio State University’s Newark campus and plans to teach elementary school. He said he and his wife, who already has her teaching degree, decided to apply for concealed-carry permits for their own general safety and not specifically for classroom safety.