RICHWOOD, W.Va. (WDTV/AP)-- 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.
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.