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      Teacher Suspended For Toy Gun Used In Play

      Teacher Suspended For Toy Gun Used In Play
      Man Had Prop Gun In Pants Pocket

      POSTED: 11:11 am CDT October 12, 2006

      NAPLES, Fla. -- School officials in Florida are deciding what to do with a teacher who allegedly carried a toy gun around school property.

      The Golden Gate Middle School teacher wassuspended last week and is on administrative leave with pay. The teacher's name has not been released.

      The sheriff's office said deputies were called to the school in Collier County, Fla., and found the teacher carrying the small plastic gun with a red tip in the back of his pants, but at no time was anyone in danger. He told deputies he found the toy in a prop box at the school and that it was used for a school play.

      Collier County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kristin Adams said the teacher did not make any threats to anyone, and no criminal violations were found.

      But the school district is conducting its own investigation and will interview teachers, staff and students at the school about the incident. Officials are expected to make a decision soon regarding the teacher's job status.

      "In light of what everyone has been hearing about bullying and campus security, it probably makes people a little more nervous," Allun Hamblett, executive director of human resources for the district, told Naples News. "We need to assure parents, teachers and students in the community that our schools are as safe as they can be."

      The paper reported that Hamblett said the toy gun strongly resembled a real gun.

      "We need to look at any mitigating factors -- how (the gun) was discovered, when it was discovered, how it was handled," Hamblett said. "Rest assured, we take any threat seriously."

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      *sigh*

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
      Teacher Suspended For Toy Gun Used In Play
      The sheriff's office said deputies were called to the school in Collier County, Fla., and found the teacher carrying the small plastic gun with a red tip in the back of his pants, but at no time was anyone in danger. He told deputies he found the toy in a prop box at the school and that it was used for a school play.

      But the school district is conducting its own investigation and will interview teachers, staff and students at the school about the incident. Officials are expected to make a decision soon regarding the teacher's job status.

      The paper reported that Hamblett said the toy gun strongly resembled a real gun.

      "We need to look at any mitigating factors -- how (the gun) was discovered, when it was discovered, how it was handled," Hamblett said. "Rest assured, we take any threat seriously."


      Schools have no money for materials, but have time and money to waste on things like this.

      Where was this "threat"?

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      I guess since it looked like a real gun, some liberal felt threatened.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post


      Schools have no money for materials, but have time and money to waste on things like this.
      Damned good point!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Benzbuilder View Post
      I guess since it looked like a real gun, some liberal felt threatened.
      The sheriff's office said deputies were called to the school in Collier County, Fla., and found the teacher carrying the small plastic gun with a red tip

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      Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
      ...

      Where was this "threat"?
      Wondering the same thing.

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