ROCKWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) – A substitute teacher who brought a stun gun to a Rockwood School District classroom will not face criminal investigation.
The incident happened Wednesday at Kehrs Mill Elementary School in Chesterfield. Principal Christina Garland wrote to parents that a substitute teacher brought a Taser into a fifth-grade class.
School officials said they removed the teacher and the weapon from the class before bringing in a second substitute teacher to take over the classroom.
Officials did not release how the weapon was discovered or if the teacher displayed it in any way. No one was hurt.
In a letter sent home with the students, Principal Dr. Christina Garland says the Rockwood School District is investigating this incident and will take appropriate action according to their policies. That’s apparently where the case will end because police are not pursuing the matter.
Chesterfield Capt. Steven Lewis says the woman carried the Taser for personal protection and admitted to poor judgment in bringing it into a classroom.
The classroom’s regular teacher returned on Thursday.
Below is the letter sent home to the students regarding this incident: