A teacher in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was suspended after bringing a loaded firearm, presumably a handgun, to the high school. The unidentified teacher wasn’t trying to get the attention of unruly students, nor was she making a statement about weapons-free zones. Rather it was in the spirit of following the weapons-free edict that landed her in hot water.

According to, the teacher drove her husband’s pickup truck to school on Tuesday morning. Her husband reminded her to remove his firearm from the truck before leaving, which she did. The probem was that in the hustle and bustle of morning she put his gun on the hood of the truck and drove to work. A visitor to the school saw the holstered gun sitting on the passenger’s side of the hood and reported it to school authorities.

The teacher was placed on administrative leave with pay while the incident is investigated.

—Brian Lynn