Wyoming Teacher Fired For Bringing Weapon To Class
Claire Dunning, 8th-grade social studies teacher in Casper, Wyoming was fired yesterday after she brought into her class what experts could only describe as some kind of deadly weapon. “With all the violence in schools these days, that object could’ve easily been used to inflict bodily harm on someone. We have a zero tolerance policy here and must take a strong stance to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again” said Brent Fald, superintendent of the district. The object, called a ‘pencil’ is small and easily concealed, and that struck fear in some of the parents of students in her class. Alarmed mother Margaret Brubaker said “I send my child to school to learn, not to be in an environment where things could go bad. I am certainly appalled that this teacher thought it would be OK to bring a weapon to class. I mean, I could send little Greg to school with a gun and say that it was merely a writing utensil as well, I suppose. With all the money teachers are paid these days, you’d think they would at least care enough about their jobs not to put our students in harm’s way. Teachers bringing their weapons to school is just another example of class warfare.”
This is not the first time this year that Ms. Dunning has been reprimanded. She was scolded by her principal back in November for bringing an object called a ‘book’ to class. This blunt object with strange designs and what appeared to be some kind of text and pictures was clearly a decoy, as it too, was no doubt a weapon that could’ve been used to strike someone with when the daily melee broke out. Ms. Dunning will not appeal her firing, in fact, she says she just wants to get ‘as far from civilization as possible after all of this’. We’re guessing Alabama.
Here’s a brief outline of the district’s weapon policy: