Oregon teacher who wanted to carry permitted concealed handgun at school files appeal
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The Medford teacher who was denied permission to take her pistol to school for protection is filing an appeal.
A brief sent Wednesday to the Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of Shirley Katz argues that state law allows people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in public buildings, and only the Legislature can change that, not the Medford School District.
"The only thing that's changed is more people have been killed in schools since we started this battle," said Katz's attorney, James Leuenberger of Lake Oswego. "The bloodshed will continue until responsible people are armed in schools."
A Jackson County circuit judge ruled last year that the Medford school district's employee policy barring guns on campus was not covered by the state law that bars cities and other governmental districts from regulating guns because it did not amount to an ordinance. . . . .
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