November 12, 2013
A military veteran sued her daughter’s school, claiming it illegally barred her from campus after she posted a photo of her concealed weapons permit on Facebook to brag to out-of-state friends how cool Georgia gun laws are.
Tanya Perry Mount sued the Richmond County School System, it police Capt. Ted Brown, and McBean Elementary School Principal Janina Dallas, in Federal Court.
Mount claims she had to transfer her daughter to an “out of zone” school after the school district unconstitutionally banned her from campus in October.
Mount’s daughter attended McBean Elementary School until Capt. Brown called Mount in for a meeting on Oct. 23.
There, Brown and one of his officers told Mount that she “was banned from the McBean Elementary School … [and] would be arrested and prosecuted for criminal trespass … if she returned to the property or grounds of McBean,” according to the complaint.
When Mount asked the reason for ban, “Brown and the officer told plaintiff that defendant Dallas was afraid of plaintiff because plaintiff is a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces and because plaintiff posted an image of her GWL [Georgia Weapons Carry License] on plaintiff’s Facebook page,” the complaint states.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:16 am