On August 25, a 63 year old teacher named Beth Jean Dixon left her loaded pistol in a bathroom at Cumberland Christian School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
According to the Associated Press, four 6 to 8 year olds spotted the gun while they used the restroom.
The incident was resolved only after one of the kids reported seeing the weapon to one of their parents, who in turn told a teacher.
Dixon immediately resigned after the incident occurred and has since been charged with endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment.
Thankfully no one was injured, but Reverend Mike Sanders, the school president, noted that the whole issue "could have been a lot worse."