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UPDATE: West Virginia teacher resigns after gun at school charge

A teacher was arrested after she allegedly brought a pistol onto school property August 27....
A teacher was arrested after she allegedly brought a pistol onto school property August 27. (Courtesy: Google Maps)(WDTV)
Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 10:43 AM EDT
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UPDATE 09/18/19 @ 12:50 p.m.

A West Virginia teacher charged with bringing a loaded gun to school has resigned from her job.

Officials at the Nicholas County Board of Education say 34-year-old Shana Knight resigned from the Cherry River Elementary school on Monday night.

Knight was arrested earlier this month and charged with possessing a deadly weapon at an educational facility. Authorities say the gun was a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver but have not released a possible motive or said specifically where the gun was on school property.

State law prohibits firearms on any primary or secondary educational facility, unless the school is private and has a written policy allowing firearms.

Knight’s lawyer declined to comment.


ORIGINAL STORY

A teacher was arrested after she allegedly brought a pistol onto school property August 27.

According to the Nicholas County Sheriff's Department, deputies investigated a complaint of someone bringing a pistol onto the property of Cherry River Elementary School.

Deputies completed an investigation and charged a teacher at the school, Shana Knight.

Knight was charged with possession of a deadly weapon on the premises of an educational facility.

The sheriff's department says Knight was arraigned before a magistrate judge and posted bond.