UPDATE: Teacher resigns after bringing loaded gun to school

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September 18, 2019 5:30a.m. UPDATE: RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — 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.

RICHWOOD, WV (WVNS) — Deputies with the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department arrested an elementary school teacher. Shana Knight was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon on the Premises of an Educational Facility.

Deputies were called to Cherry River Elementary School in Richwood on Aug. 27, 2019 after a complaint was made about a teacher with a pistol. According to the West Virginia Code §61-7-11A, it is not legal to have a firearm or other deadly weapon on a school bus or on the grounds of any primary or secondary educational facility of any type.

After completing the investigation, deputies arrested Knight. She was arraigned before Magistrate Hanks and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

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