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



An Oregon high school science teacher is on leave after being accused of bringing a gun to the school.

The Statesman Journal reports that students alerted officials on Friday after saying they saw Sprague High School teacher Richard Johnston with a gun on campus.

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Lillian Govus, the Salem-Keizer School District communications director, said she could not confirm if the weapon was loaded.

It is unclear if Johnston had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Regardless, it is illegal to have a weapon on the schools’ property.

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The district’s policy on the matter does not specify potential disciplinary actions. Johnston was placed on leave on Monday.

District officials have not involved police in their investigation.

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Information from: Statesman…