SALEM, Ore. — 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.


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


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