ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A substitute teacher at Kehrs Mill Elementary School was removed from the classroom Wednesday because that teacher allegedly brought a taser to school.

Principal Doctor Christina Garland told parents of the incident in a letter.

Specifics of the investigation were not revealed but the letter informed parents that any weapon at school is considered serious and cannot be tolerated.

The classroom’s regular teacher would be back at school Thursday.

The Rockwood District is conducting an investigation.

The Letter to Parents reads: Dear Kehrs Mill Parents:

I am writing to inform you of a situation that occurred this morning in one of the fifth-grade classrooms, and share the steps that were taken in response.

This morning, we became aware that a substitute teacher brought a Taser to school. Upon learning of this, we immediately removed the Taser and substitute teacher from the classroom. Another substitute teacher was assigned to the classroom for the remainder of the school day. Rockwood is conducting an investigation and will take the appropriate action according to District policies and procedures.

It is important to note that any weapon at school is considered serious and cannot be tolerated. Ms. Fridley-Hagenbrock returns to her classroom tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Dr. Christina Garland


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