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

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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.


by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Replies (31-40):
Bethsunshine
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM


She wasn't threatening anyone. Besides, as an Army veteran, one could easily assume that she is trained in using firearms so just by saying she is an Army veteran would that also be perceived as a threat?

Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"

Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.

People and guns... SMH.




Bethsunshine
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Well I guess you COULD get a paper cut from that!! LOL!

People are so freaking hypersensitive! Does that principal realize that probably a lot of the parents have concealed carry permits?


Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

 

Yes, VERY scary, how TERRIFYING.  Yeah. 

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.  





Woodbabe
by Woodie on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Its one thing if she's holding her gun up WITH the permit with a handwritten note saying "Muahahaaa the kids at school better be skeered NOW" vs. simply a picture of her permit. If we allow Principal's to make parental judgement calls on parents, do Mormon Principals next get to ban every parent from campus that posts a picture of them drinking booze?

Quoting lga1965:

I never said it was true. But she's really taking a chance posting stuff like that on Facebook.
Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"



Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.


People and guns... SMH.


That is what you think she is saying.

That does not make it true.


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jllcali
by Jane on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM
WTF?
tanyainmizzou
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM
You are arguing with the woman who thought GZ saying he had a gun in his vehicle was threatening and/or bragging.

There is not a reasonable bone in her body concerning a person owning a gun.

Quoting Woodbabe:

Its one thing if she's holding her gun up WITH the permit with a handwritten note saying "Muahahaaa the kids at school better be skeered NOW" vs. simply a picture of her permit. If we allow Principal's to make parental judgement calls on parents, do Mormon Principals next get to ban every parent from campus that posts a picture of them drinking booze?

Quoting lga1965:

I never said it was true. But she's really taking a chance posting stuff like that on Facebook.
Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"



Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.


People and guns... SMH.


That is what you think she is saying.

That does not make it true.


coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Me too but I usually get bashed when I question why people go to the media first. Apparently that's how justice is now served in this country.

Quoting katy_kay08:

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.  



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katy_kay08
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Oh I'm sure I was bashed, I just don't even read their quotes/responses when I see the usual suspects crop up in my activity window.  

Quoting coolmommy2x:

Me too but I usually get bashed when I question why people go to the media first. Apparently that's how justice is now served in this country.

Quoting katy_kay08:

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.





coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Haha! That makes you smarter than I am! =)

Quoting katy_kay08:

Oh I'm sure I was bashed, I just don't even read their quotes/responses when I see the usual suspects crop up in my activity window.  

Quoting coolmommy2x:

Me too but I usually get bashed when I question why people go to the media first. Apparently that's how justice is now served in this country.



Quoting katy_kay08:

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.  




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Bonita131
by Bronze Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:04 PM

 


Quoting katy_kay08:

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.  



If your scroll back a few comments you can see the photo of the licence the mother posted.

 

katy_kay08
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM


Quoting Bonita131:



Quoting katy_kay08:

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.  



If your scroll back a few comments you can see the photo of the licence the mother posted.


I'm wondering how that photo was captioned, removing it when you believe you have done nothing wrong and want attention seems off.  

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