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Teacher Fired For Gun In Truck

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by E.L., Feb 16, 2008.

  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    BARTOW, Fla. --
    A Central Florida teacher has been fired because he kept a handgun in his truck in the school parking lot. The Polk County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to fire 51-year-old Phillip Bradley. He taught truck mechanics at the Ridge Career Center in Winter Haven when the 9 mm handgun was found in his truck in the school lot last spring.

    A hearing officer had recommended just a 90-day suspension, but school board members said that would have set a bad example for students. Bradley said he was sorry for his students. He also said he felt as if the board was making an example of him in an election year. He was carrying the gun legally. He was charged with possession of a firearm on school property, but that charge was dropped in June. Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.<!--stopindex-->
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Yep! Zero tolerance for weapons (even replicas) on school grounds.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Except the one where you teach?
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I believe there are quite a few campuses like ours, g. And I bet they don't have worries about shooters in their classrooms, either. :D
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Good one, Sea.

    Sadly, some lessons are learned too late.
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    We used to ride the bus to school with our shotguns and or hunting rifles to go hunting after school or to work on them in wood or metal shop.
    We would take them to the office and leave them there and then pick them up after school.
    It wasn't until all of the freaks gunning people down in recent times, you would from Aug to Nov you would see several rifles in the pickup truck windows gun racks in the High school parking lot.

    Its the parents fault for drugging their kids and letting the system take care of them instead of acting like parents. IMHO
  8. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I'm surprised they gave it back.

    So a teacher can actually be fired, I amazed.
  9. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Gotta make sure that any school shooters dont get hurt if he had a chance to get to his truck. Sorry but I would love to hear that a crazed gunman or nut job kid went into the school BOARD and wiped them all out...let them all die knowing that it was so much better since they made sure there were no guns on the premisis.
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