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Teacher Shirley Katz Banned From Carrying Gun To School

by | 13th, November 2007

GUNS don’t kill teachers, students do:

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – An Oregon high school English teacher will not be allowed to carry her gun to school, a state circuit court ruled on Friday in a decision closely watched by both sides of the gun debate.

Shirley Katz, who has a legal permit to carry a concealed handgun, argued she needed the Glock semi-automatic pistol to protect herself from her ex-husband. She sued the school district when it told her carrying a gun was against a district policy prohibiting guns.

Circuit Judge G. Philip Arnold agreed with the district, saying “The District has a right to enforce this policy.” he noted that employees “accept their jobs subject to, and knowing, the policy.”

“We are pleased,” said Dr. Phil Long, superintendent of the Medford School District. “This case was a distraction from our real mission, which is educating children.”

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