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RCSD teacher brings gun on field trip

New York City -- A teacher within the Rochester City School district was arrested back in May after she was allegedly caught with a gun while on a field trip with students and other adults.

The Rochester City School District says Diane Watkins taught at Rochester STEM High School this past year.

Watkins was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

The district released this statement Thursday night:
The District was aware that Ms. Watkins was detained during the trip to New York City, but she would not say why and we could not legally compel her to explain. District and school officials learned of the charges against her in a communication from her attorney received the week of July 7th. The District is instructing Ms. Watkins not to contact students over the summer and will assign her to the Alternate Work Location when school resumes until this matter is resolved.

 
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