Thursday, July 5, 2007

11 y.o teachers kid + gun at school + twice = TBB Material

No felony charge against teacher in school gun case

A teacher who allegedly let her son bring a loaded pistol to school is no longer facing felony charges, court papers show.

The charges were dropped, but Linnea C. Holdren, 45, still faces several misdemeanor charges, including reckless endangerment and corruption of a minor. Police say her 11-year-old son twice brought a .22-caliber pistol to school in November 2005.

The boy was expelled from the school in Shickshinny, where Holdren worked as a special education teacher. She has been on paid leave since her arrest. A felony conviction might have blocked her from returning to her job, according to her lawyer, Michael Butera.

The boy showed the gun to students in a school bathroom one day and later carried the weapon and 50 rounds of ammunition on him at school, officials charged.

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