An Army veteran in Georgia is outraged after her daughter’s school banned her from campus because she posted a photo of her concealed weapons license on Facebook.
Tanya Mount said she is being targeted by the principal of McBean Elementary School in Hephzibah, where her disabled daughter attends. According to the mother, who volunteers at the school, she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning, WRDW-TV reported.
“He tells me that ‘We’re going to issue you a criminal trespass warning,’” she recalls the officer as saying. “‘The principal is scared of you and she doesn’t want you on the grounds.’ I ask for what? And he asks, ‘Were you in the Army?’ and I said, yes. He’s like, ‘Do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said, yes.”
Miss Mount said she was ultimately banned because she posted a picture of her new concealed weapons permit on her Facebook page.
“I feel like a criminal. I want to be heard. I want a public apology,” she told the station.
“I am a private person. However, after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon. However, do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law-abiding citizen,” Miss Mount posted on Facebook, Fox News reported.
Principal Janina Dallas confirmed that a “no trespass order” was issued over the Facebook post, WJBF-TV reported.
“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,” she told the station.