Oregon teacher put on leave after students say he had a gun

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon high school science teacher is on leave after being accused of bringing a gun to school.

The Statesman Journal reports that students alerted officials Friday that they saw the teacher with a gun at Sprague High School in the capital of Salem.

Lillian Govus with Salem-Keizer School District said she couldn’t confirm if the weapon was loaded.

It’s unclear if the teacher had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Regardless, it’s against school policy to have a gun on campus.

The district’s policy doesn’t specify potential disciplinary actions. The teacher was placed on leave Monday.

District officials haven’t involved police in their investigation.

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This story has been corrected to show it’s against school policy, rather than illegal, to have a gun on campus.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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