“Switzerland of Ohio Superintendent Larry Elliott [above] received a call last Thursday that a gun was found in a [female] teacher’s car at Swills Hills Career Center . . . Students were planning to do maintenance on the car, Elliott said, and that is when the teacher informed them that a gun, which was in a case, was inside the vehicle. According to Elliott, the teacher has been at the school since 1999 and does not have a disciplinary record.” So a locked gun in a locked car owned by a teacher without any known psycho killer tendencies who “claims” she left her gun in her car after a hunting trip. Should Elliott have A) asked the teacher to drive home and store his firearm or B) dialed 911?
“We immediately contacted the sheriff’s office, and the sheriff’s deputy went and immediately took the
firearm into his possession . . .
Elliott said he does not believe anyone was in danger of harm, because the gun did not leave the vehicle and because school officials acted quickly. Still, Elliott said, disciplinary action will be taken against the teacher.
“It is very serious. We take it very serious — the safety of our students and staff. And there’s the expectation that the students will come to a gun-free and weapon-free school to receive their education, so even though it was an oversight by the teacher, it does have serious ramifications.”
Although it seems that the forgetful teacher was not a high-risk individual, Switzerland (Ohio) should all be the gun didn’t unlock its own case (Houdini-like) leave the vehicle and cause carnage. Thankfully, the only victim here was common sense. [h/t Totenglocke]