Elementary School Teacher Charged With Child Endangerment After Students Discovered Loaded Gun In Her Car  

 Elementary School Teacher Charged With Child Endangerment After Students Discovered Loaded Gun In Her Car  

Levy County Sheriff’s Office


An elementary school teacher in Florida is under fire and has been arrested after possessing a firearm on the school’s campus, according to FOX. 27-year-old Paige Ehlers was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds after two fourth graders from Chiefland Elementary School, ages 9 and 10, located a gun in her car. Reports say the students went to her car after she asked them to retrieve her medication from the vehicle amid school hours. After their discovery, the students informed the school about it. 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum said,

“While it is extremely disheartening to ever arrest a teacher, this type of violation that endangers the safety of our students cannot be tolerated. Thankfully these fourth-grade students had parents that taught them about gun safety, and but for that reason we may have avoided a dangerous and sad situation today.” 

The woman has been placed on administrative leave and she has also been charged with child endangerment. 

According to a statement issued by the school board,

“A first-year teacher at Chiefland Elementary School was placed on administrative leave today after a loaded handgun was discovered in her personal vehicle parked in the faculty lot.” 

“This is a violation of Board policy and Florida statutes. The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the matter, we take these incidents very seriously and will fully cooperate with the investigation. The safety and well-being of our students and faculty is of paramount importance,”

said the board in a Facebook post. 

#Clique, what are your thoughts? 

Niara

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