Texas deputy showed schoolkids presentation mocking 'liberals' for fearing AR-15 one day after Uvalde shooting: report
Weapon series. Custom build AR-15 (M4A1) carbine on a wooden surface (Shutterstock)

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that a school in Fort Worth, Texas is apologizing for a career-day presentation given by a Tarrant County deputy to kids mocking "liberals" for fearing AR-15 style semiautomatic rifles — just a day after an 18-year-old gunman used two such rifles to massacre 19 children and two teachers at a school in Uvalde a few hundred miles away.

"The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, citing a school employee, reports that a deputy from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office gave a presentation to students that at some point included photos pulled up on Google Images," reported Allison Quinn. "One of the images was of a poster titled 'A Liberal’s Guide to the Deadly AR-15,' which detailed the different parts of the rifle."

According to the report, a spokesman for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office disputed that the AR-15 was mentioned in the career-day presentation, but did not elaborate any further.

"Daggett Elementary Principal Kendall Miller subsequently said in a letter to parents that 'one of the presentations by a local public safety agency included information that was not age-appropriate,'" continued the report. "Miller went on to acknowledge that the presentation was 'insensitive' and 'not suitable' for students 'in light of recent events.'"

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This comes as other schools are reporting close calls involving firearms.

The same day as the controversial Tarrant presentation, a student at a high school in Richardson, Texas one county over was arrested entering the premises with an AK-47 and AR-15-style rifle. And in Sacramento, California, a second-grader was discovered to have a handgun with a loaded magazine in their desk on the day of the Uvalde shooting.

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