Substitute teacher brings taser to Kehrs Mill Elementary
By: Diane E. Samson
A substitute teacher brought a Taser to a fifth-grade classroom at Kehrs Mill Elementary in the Rockwood School District on Feb. 27.
According to a note to parents from Kehrs Mill Principal Dr. Christina Garland, the teacher tested the Taser while she was in an area of the classroom away from students. A teacher across the hall became aware of the situation and immediately informed administration, who quickly removed the substitute teacher from the classroom and the school.
“It is important to note that any weapon at school is considered serious and cannot be tolerated,” said Garland.
Garland indicated that there was no threat to the safety of any student or staff member. The students were engaged in other activities at the time of the incident, she said, and most may have been unaware of the incident.
“We have a caring school community and our first priority is the safety of our students and staff,” said Garland.
The substitute teacher will not be returning to Kehrs Mill Elementary and Rockwood Human Resources is investigating as this was a violation of district policy.