Case Where Gun Free Zone Law Endangered Life?

So what was this woman supposed to do? More bizarre is what is the motivation for these letters to constantly be sent to all the school childrens' parents whenever anything happens at school. In this case, why not send a note to other school teachers? It almost smacks as a type of indoctrination.

(The Olympian, September 26, 2006) LACEY - A 33-year-old teacher at Nisqually Middle School is on administrative leave after school officials discovered she brought a .38 Special handgun - along with bullets - on school grounds Thursday, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.

Teacher Mary Catherine Roe, who lives in Shelton, told deputies she was fearful of her husband and that he used a gun while assaulting her, according to a sheriff's report. Roe also has a domestic violence protection order against her husband, according to Mason County records.

No decision was made Monday about whether Roe will face criminal charges, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dave Ryan said.

Roe is under investigation for the charge of unlawfully carrying a firearm, which was in her purse, on school grounds. The law says no one except law enforcement officers can bring a firearm onto school grounds. The charge is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Nisqually parents received a letter from the school Friday explaining that a staff member brought a weapon to school and was placed on leave. The letter reminded parents that it is against state law to bring any firearm to a school campus. The letter did not name the staff member. . . .

Follow up. This woman's life has essentially been ruined because she took the only really reasonable action to ensure her safety.

(The Olympian, October 24, 2006) LACEY -Teacher facing gun accusation has resigned A North Thurston middle school teacher accused of bringing a gun to school earlier this year has resigned from North Thurston Public Schools. The North Thurston Public Schools board accepted the resignation of Mary Catherine Roe, who taught language arts at Nisqually Middle School. . . . .

(The Olympian, December 13, 2006) LACEY -Teacher with gun might not face charges Gun possession charges might be dropped after a year of probation for a former Nisqually Middle School teacher caught on campus this year with a pistol in her purse, the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday. Mary Catherine Roe of Shelton faces charges of violating the state law banning firearms from school campuses in most cases, a gross misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail or a fine of . . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law in question is just as ridiculous as any other law that bans concealed carry by a lawful individual. That being said, if you fear for your life, and MUST carry where it is prohibited, CONCEAL YOUR WEAPON. I want to know how they found out about the revolver.

1/10/2007 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the women's rights advocates when a woman's life is at stake?

1/10/2007 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Ken said...

"Where are the women's rights advocates when a woman's life is at stake?"

Doing what they always have done: They're out campaigning for women's rights; they can't be bothered with anything as inconsequential as a woman's rights.

1/10/2007 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Elmo C said...

I guess that they won't be satisfied until the woman's husband kills her or she protects herself and kills her husband. But that still won't be enough for the anti's.

1/13/2007 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: Michigan's CCW law states that I can carry my piece while in a motor vehicle on school property, while droping off or picking up my children, as long as I do not exit the vehicle.

1/13/2007 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to belabor the obvious, but every 'designated victim zone' law endangers life: If an armed, competent individual or three were on the grounds of a school, or a hospital, or an aircraft, and it were public knowledge that a very real possibility exists of instant and possibly fatal response to violent criminal action, how many 'school shootings' would we have seen? How many aircraft might not have been hijacked and crashed on 11 September 2001?

1/14/2007 1:10 AM  

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