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Army Veteran Banned from Daughter's School after Facebook Posting of Concealed Carry Permit

Friday, November 8, 2013

A mother and parent volunteer was banned from her daughter's school after reportedly posting a picture of her concealed carry permit on her personal Facebook page. 

As reported in a recent Fox News article, Tanya Mount, an Army veteran from Georgia, was banned from her disabled daughter's school building after being approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School.  She was informed by the officer that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.

When Mount asked what she had done wrong, the officer told her the principal was afraid of her and did not want her on the school property.  Mount then claims the officer asked if she was in the Army and if she had a concealed carry permit. She replied "yes" to both questions.

The Fox News article goes on to report that when the school's principal, Janina Dallas, was asked if the "no trespass order" was issued over the Facebook post, Dallas responded: "Yes, it was."

"It is my duty and responsibility as the principal of this school to ensure the safety and security of all of our faculty, staff and students," Dallas said.

Mount has since been able to transfer her daughter to another elementary school in the district.

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