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Gun owners, the vocal minority

Gun owners, the vocal minority

Last month, a 63-year-old teacher at Cumberland Valley Christian School, a church-affiliated K-12 school with an enrollment of 400 students in Chambersburg, Pa., just 24 miles north of Hagerstown, left a loaded handgun on top of the toilet tank in a school bathroom. At least four primary-school-aged students used the unisex bathroom after the teacher, the fourth reporting the presence of the gun to a parent.

The school staff was informed. Police were summoned. The teacher now faces criminal charges and has resigned from her post. No one was hurt. Only afterward did the school announce a policy — no guns in the building unless approved by the administration.