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Discussion in 'Legal' started by onerifle, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. onerifle

    onerifle Well-Known Member

    Wondering how THIS will get spun...


    Feb. 14, 2004, 7:26PM

    Teacher resigns after gun stolen from school
    Associated Press

    A special education teacher at a Fort Bend County high school has resigned after a loaded gun the instructor brought to the campus was stolen by a student.

    Charges are pending against the unidentified teacher and the student, said Stafford police officer Raphael Virata.

    The 16-year-old male student took the gun, a .45-caliber semiautomatic, from a locked briefcase on Wednesday and took it home before police recovered it.

    Virata said investigators are trying to determine whether the briefcase with the gun was in the teacher's vehicle or inside the school.

    Stafford Independent School District Superintendent Lloyd Graham said the teacher has resigned and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

    "It's very weird for us to know that an adult had a gun, and they're supposed to be setting an example for us," said Brittany Garcia, a high school junior. "The fact that (the teacher) brings it is more of a safety concern for us because it's really scary to think that it got in so easily."
  2. Geech

    Geech Well-Known Member

    The bigger safety concern is that our nation's teenagers seem to have so much trouble thinking rationally.
  3. 7.62FullMetalJacket

    7.62FullMetalJacket Well-Known Member

    What is the legal side of this? Can a Texas CHL holder enter a school?

    If so, then this is a case of theft, pure and simple. Could have been a laptop, or a knife, or an anatomically correct science thing. Theft is theft.

    I am assuming, of course, that he did secure the firearm in a "locked" briefcase. :scrutiny:

    All the more reason to have that comforting feel of on-the-body carry.

    To answer your question, it will be spun to our disadvantage. However, on the plus side, nobody was hurt, and I hope the kid goes to Juvi hall.
  4. onerifle

    onerifle Well-Known Member

    Texas Penal Code

    Not a good thing; hopefully this story will sink like a stone with nary a ripple...

    § 46.03. Places Weapons Prohibited

    (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possesses or goes with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon listed in Section 46.05(a):

    (1) on the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution

    and from the Texas DPS FAQ:

    Frequently Asked Questions about Texas
    Concealed Handguns

    Q: Where can I not take my handgun?
    A: Handguns and other weapons can not be carried at schools or on
    school buses, at polling places, in courts and court offices, at racetracks,
    at secured airport areas or within 1,000 feet of the premises of
    an execution on the day the execution. The law also specifically prohibits
    handguns from businesses where alcohol is sold if more than
    half of their revenue is from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption,
    and from locations where high school, college or professional
    sporting events are taking place. You may not carry handguns
    in hospitals or nursing homes, amusement parks, places of worship or
    at government meetings if signs are posted prohibiting them. Businesses
    also may post signs prohibiting handguns on their premises
    based on criminal trespass laws.
  5. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    This one is a three puker.

    :barf: :barf: :barf:

    Not the ultimate, a five puker, but pretty bad none the less.

    Notice the end of the article. This is how hack journalists drive home their story.

    Btw, if I want the opinion of a high school junior, I'll give it to them. :rolleyes:

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