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Army veteran banned from daughter’s school for photo of concealed weapons permit

Posted by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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An Army veteran in Georgia is outraged after her daughter’s school banned her from campus because she posted a photo of her concealed weapons license on Facebook.

Tanya Mount said she is being targeted by the principal of McBean Elementary School in Hephzibah, where her disabled daughter attends. According to the mother, who volunteers at the school, she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning, WRDW-TV reported.


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“He tells me that ‘We’re going to issue you a criminal trespass warning,’” she recalls the officer as saying. “‘The principal is scared of you and she doesn’t want you on the grounds.’ I ask for what? And he asks, ‘Were you in the Army?’ and I said, yes. He’s like, ‘Do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said, yes.”

Miss Mount said she was ultimately banned because she posted a picture of her new concealed weapons permit on her Facebook page.

“I feel like a criminal. I want to be heard. I want a public apology,” she told the station.

“I am a private person. However, after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon. However, do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law-abiding citizen,” Miss Mount posted on Facebook, Fox News reported.

Principal Janina Dallas confirmed that a “no trespass order” was issued over the Facebook post, WJBF-TV reported.

“It is my duty and responsibility as the principal of this school to ensure the safety and security of all of our faculty, staff and students,” she told the station.


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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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The Principal is a dumbass. Schools are gun-free zones and liscenced and registered gun owners are far less likely to be breaking the law by bringing it to school.

katy_kay08
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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I would like to see the actual photograph she posted.  I admit I'm skeptical of anything the Washington Times runs as they are known for twisting facts and flat out lying.  

bec94
by Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Exactly. There are more people that legally conceal carry than people think.


Quoting Woodbabe:

The Principal is a dumbass. Schools are gun-free zones and liscenced and registered gun owners are far less likely to be breaking the law by bringing it to school.


soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Here is another article. The principal admitted to it.



A US Army veteran is outraged after being banned from her daughter's school for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit on her personal Facebook page.

Tanya Mount, of Hephzibah, Georgia, said she was informed by the Richmond County Board of Education police that she would be issued with a trespassing warning if she sets foot on McBean Elementary School's property.

'I feel like a criminal,' Mount told the station WRDW. 'I want to be heard, I want an apology.'

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Tanya Mount
Tanya Mount

Fear factor: Tanya Mount (left) was told that she has been banned from her daughter's school because principal Janina Dallas (right) was scared of her after learning of her gun permit

The big picture: Mount, a retired soldier, was asked to stay away from her daughter's elementary school after she posted a photo of her new concealed weapons license on her Facebook page

The big picture: Mount, a retired soldier, was asked to stay away from her daughter's elementary school after she posted a photo of her new concealed weapons license on her Facebook page

Mount, 42, who is married and has a special needs daughter, said she was told by police that school principal Janina Dallas was afraid of her because she has a gun permit.

Dallas has confirmed Mount's ban, telling the station WJBF that in the wake of a recent spate of school shootings, it was her duty and responsibility to ensure the safety of her students and staff.

Mount, however, said the principal should have come to her directly with her concerns instead of going to the authorities.

 

Last month, Miss Dallas met face-to-face with Tanya Mount, who was a parent volunteer at McBean prior to the ban, to discuss the situation.

‘She said that me instead of volunteering at the school and playing on the playground with my daughter I need to be at home doing grownup things,’ the mother said.

Confrontation: Mount said she was told by McBean Elementary School Principal Dallas to stop volunteering at the school and stay home doing 'grownup things'

Confrontation: Mount said she was told by McBean Elementary School Principal Dallas to stop volunteering at the school and stay home doing 'grownup things'

Major changes: Mount, pictured with her husband and daughter, has transferred the girl to a different school and is working on her paralegal degree

Major changes: Mount, pictured with her husband and daughter, has transferred the girl to a different school and is working on her paralegal degree

Mount, who retired from the Army in 2009, is currently studying for a paralegal degree and plans to go to law school in the future - a move she said was inspired by her run-in with the school district.

She has since transferred her daughter to a different school after getting permission from the school district.

In response to some critics who took issue with her decision to post a photo of her concealed gun license online, Mrs Mount wrote a Facebook post asserting her rights as a citizen.

‘I am a private person. However, after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon. However, do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law-abiding citizen,’ she wrote.


Quoting katy_kay08:

I would like to see the actual photograph she posted.  I admit I'm skeptical of anything the Washington Times runs as they are known for twisting facts and flat out lying.  


Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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this is a  load of horse shit. Why is she stalking the FB pages of the parents? Creepy to be sure. I hope the principal is fired or at least moved to another district

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

She was easy to find on FB. Picture is no longer there. Just a discussion about what she should do...expressing shock and sadness. That may be the picture up in the OP.

Quoting katy_kay08:

I would like to see the actual photograph she posted.  I admit I'm skeptical of anything the Washington Times runs as they are known for twisting facts and flat out lying.  


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dixiemama25
by New Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

why am i not surprised. my cousin had several run ins with the principal when her children went to the school. she has since moved to another county where her children are getting a better education

katy_kay08
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

finding her on FB is not quite the same as finding the actual photograph that concerned the principal.  If the photo was as simple as she claims why remove it?  Wouldn't it support her claims that she has been mistreated?

I'm not seeing a photo in the OP.  

Quoting Woodbabe:

She was easy to find on FB. Picture is no longer there. Just a discussion about what she should do...expressing shock and sadness. That may be the picture up in the OP.

Quoting katy_kay08:

I would like to see the actual photograph she posted.  I admit I'm skeptical of anything the Washington Times runs as they are known for twisting facts and flat out lying.  



katy_kay08
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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the issue is often the school is unable to fully express the events that lead up to these types of altercations because their attorneys prevent them from speaking freely.  

There is a good chance the principal overreacted.  I'm personally of the mind you go through proper channels to address your grievances (school board/SI) before going to the media.  

Quoting soonergirl980:

Here is another article. The principal admitted to it.



A US Army veteran is outraged after being banned from her daughter's school for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit on her personal Facebook page.

Tanya Mount, of Hephzibah, Georgia, said she was informed by the Richmond County Board of Education police that she would be issued with a trespassing warning if she sets foot on McBean Elementary School's property.

'I feel like a criminal,' Mount told the station WRDW. 'I want to be heard, I want an apology.'

Scroll down for video

Tanya Mount
Tanya Mount

Fear factor: Tanya Mount (left) was told that she has been banned from her daughter's school because principal Janina Dallas (right) was scared of her after learning of her gun permit


The big picture: Mount, a retired soldier, was asked to stay away from her daughter's elementary school after she posted a photo of her new concealed weapons license on her Facebook page

The big picture: Mount, a retired soldier, was asked to stay away from her daughter's elementary school after she posted a photo of her new concealed weapons license on her Facebook page


Mount, 42, who is married and has a special needs daughter, said she was told by police that school principal Janina Dallas was afraid of her because she has a gun permit.

Dallas has confirmed Mount's ban, telling the station WJBF that in the wake of a recent spate of school shootings, it was her duty and responsibility to ensure the safety of her students and staff.

Mount, however, said the principal should have come to her directly with her concerns instead of going to the authorities.


 

Last month, Miss Dallas met face-to-face with Tanya Mount, who was a parent volunteer at McBean prior to the ban, to discuss the situation.

‘She said that me instead of volunteering at the school and playing on the playground with my daughter I need to be at home doing grownup things,’ the mother said.

Confrontation: Mount said she was told by McBean Elementary School Principal Dallas to stop volunteering at the school and stay home doing 'grownup things'

Confrontation: Mount said she was told by McBean Elementary School Principal Dallas to stop volunteering at the school and stay home doing 'grownup things'


Major changes: Mount, pictured with her husband and daughter, has transferred the girl to a different school and is working on her paralegal degree

Major changes: Mount, pictured with her husband and daughter, has transferred the girl to a different school and is working on her paralegal degree


Mount, who retired from the Army in 2009, is currently studying for a paralegal degree and plans to go to law school in the future - a move she said was inspired by her run-in with the school district.

She has since transferred her daughter to a different school after getting permission from the school district.

In response to some critics who took issue with her decision to post a photo of her concealed gun license online, Mrs Mount wrote a Facebook post asserting her rights as a citizen.

‘I am a private person. However, after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon. However, do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law-abiding citizen,’ she wrote.


Quoting katy_kay08:

I would like to see the actual photograph she posted.  I admit I'm skeptical of anything the Washington Times runs as they are known for twisting facts and flat out lying.  



SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Ridiculous!   I hope this mom gets public apology and that principal gets fired.

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