Guilty! Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, Taylorsville, Utah (discharge of firearm in toilet stall Sept 2014)

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    Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery aka Michelle Della Montgomery, 6th-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, Granite School District, Taylorsville, Utah, "somehow shot herself in the leg while in a school restroom"

    Utah Teacher Hurt When Gun Accidently Shatters Toilet

    A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said.

    Authorities initially thought the teacher had accidentally shot herself. They now believe she was injured when the bullet and toilet fragments struck her lower leg ... She was carrying her gun legally with a concealed-firearm permit, Horsley said.

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    Teacher accidently shoots self in leg at school

    Utah law allows teachers and anyone else licensed to carry concealed weapons to wear a gun in a public school. State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old northern New York man after he found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed ...


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    Teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

    A Utah elementary school teacher [Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery] who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said. Authorities initially thought the teacher had accidentally shot herself. They now believe she was injured when the bullet and toilet fragments struck her lower leg. The ...


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    Utah teacher shoots herself in the leg at elementary school

    The 6th-grade teacher, Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, was in a faculty restroom at Westbrook Elementary School (3451 W. 6200 South) on Thursday morning when her handgun went off, said Ben Horsley, spokesman of Granite School District. The accidental shooting occurred at a little before 9 a.m., before school started. No students were around at the time, Horsley said. The bullet entered and exited Ferguson-Montgomery’s leg, and she was taken to Intermountain Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition later Thursday. Horsley confirmed that she had been released from the hospital as of Thursday afternoon and is taking the rest of the week off.

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    Teacher who accidentally shot gun at school charged, resigns

    An elementary school teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor after accidentally discharging her concealed firearm at school last month. She submitted her resignation Thursday, the school district confirmed. Westbrook Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery was charged in Taylorsville Justice Court on Oct. 1 with discharging a firearm in city limits, a class B misdemeanor.


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    Teacher who accidentally shot herself in the leg at school resigns

    Ben Horsely with Granite School District confirmed Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery resigned Thursday morning. Hosrsley said they were expecting her to return Monday from leave, but she handed in her resignation due to another opportunity. On October 1 Ferguson-Montgomery was charged with a misdemeanor relating to the incident. She was charged with one count of discharging a a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits.


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    Teacher whose gun fired in bathroom charged

    Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits. An arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 5. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says Montgomery was facing discipline for violating school policy, but she wasn't fired. He says Montgomery informed the district Thursday she wouldn't be coming back to her position as a sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville.


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    Teacher faces criminal charges for firearm discharging in faculty bathroom

    Michelle Montgomery is charged with one count of discharging a weapon within city limits. Last month her gun went off in the faculty bathroom at Westbrook Elementary School where she had taught for eight years. Court documents state Montgomery claimed the gun fell to the floor but later admitted she likely pulled the trigger when she was placing it back in its holster. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said Montgomery was disciplined and was set to return to the classroom next week. But Thursday morning, Horsley said, Montgomery abruptly resigned, saying she planned to pursue another opportunity.


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    Teacher-Accidental Shooting

    A Utah schoolteacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned. Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits.


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    Teacher whose gun fired in bathroom changed story

    A Utah teacher who was injured when her gun accidentally went off in a bathroom at an elementary school changed her story about what happened after detectives confronted her about discrepancies. Charging documents show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery first said her gun went off when it was in her holster while she was in the bathroom stall. Montgomery later said she had put the gun on top of the toilet paper dispenser. When she grabbed the gun to put it back in the holster, it slipped and went off.


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    Teacher whose gun fired in bathroom changed story

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher who was injured when her gun accidentally went ... When she grabbed the gun to put it back in the holster, it slipped and went off. She has been charged with misdemeanor discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area ...


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    US teacher whose gun fired in bathroom charged

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.


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    Teacher whose gun fired in bathroom changed story

    AP's earlier story is below. A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.


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    Teacher whose gun fired in bathroom charged

    A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job. The charges came earlier this month after she changed her story about what happened in the Sept. 11 shooting. Detectives had confronted her about discrepancies, charging documents show ... Michelle Montgomery, 39, was charged earlier this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits ...


    She first told investigators that her gun accidentally went off when it was in her holster while she was in the bathroom stall, charging documents show. However, that story didn't jibe with evidence gathered from the scene. At a second interview, detectives confronted her about the inconsistencies, and she provided a new account. Montgomery said she had put the gun on top of the toilet paper dispenser. After she was done going to the bathroom, she grabbed the gun to put it back in her holster, but it slipped and went off, she told detectives according to the charging documents. ...


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    Teacher charged with accidentally shooting gun at school, resigns

    An elementary school teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor after accidentally discharging her concealed firearm at school last month. She submitted her resignation Thursday, the school district confirmed. Westbrook Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery was charged in Taylorsville Justice Court on Oct. 1 with discharging a firearm in city limits, a class B misdemeanor.


    The district informed her this week she would be disciplined and allowed to return to work Monday, but Ferguson-Montgomery submitted a letter of resignation instead, Horsley said.


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    Teacher charged with accidentally shooting gun at school, resigns

    Westbrook Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery was charged in Taylorsville Justice Court on Oct. 1 with discharging a firearm in city limits, a class B misdemeanor. Before school began on Sept. 11, Ferguson-Montgomery went into the restroom and unholstered her 9mm Glock handgun, Taylorsville city attorney Tracy Scott Cowdell reported. The gun went off when the teacher attempted to holster it, and the bullet struck the toilet, sending a shower of shattered porcelain into her leg.


    Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said Ferguson-Montgomery has been on leave while the shooting was investigated. The district informed her this week she would be disciplined and allowed to return to work Monday, but Ferguson-Montgomery submitted a letter of resignation instead, Horsley said. The teacher was not fired from her job, Horsley said.



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    Utah teacher whose gun fired in school bathroom charged

    A Utah teacher [Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery] who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job. The charges came earlier this month after she changed her story about the Sept. 11 shooting. Detectives had confronted her about discrepancies, charging documents show.


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    Schools put concealed-carry responsibility on teachers

    A Utah school teacher injured when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom has been charged with a misdemeanor crime and resigned from her position. Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged earlier this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits. “I believe that is a pretty harsh charge for an accident,” said Jason Nelsen, an Ogden area attorney who is also a firearms instructor. “The charge may or may not be appropriate, but I believe it is a harsh response to a situation where no one was injured.” Accidental ...


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    Utah teacher who shot toilet pleads no contest

    A Utah teacher who accidentally shot a toilet while at school pleaded no contest Wednesday to discharging a weapon as part of a plea in abeyance. Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery 39, was charged in Taylorsville Justice Court with one misdemeanor count of discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city limits ... But as part of the plea in abeyance, Ferguson-Montgomery will serve no jail time and the case will be dismissed in 12 months if she completes a firearm safety course, pays a $705 court fee and commits no new crimes. She has already paid to replace the toilet, which school officials have said cost roughly $200.

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    Teacher who accidentally shot gun at school takes plea deal

    A former elementary school teacher who was injured when she accidentally shot a toilet at school took a plea deal on Wednesday ... On Wednesday, [Michelle Ferguson-]Montgomery pleaded no contest to the charge in Taylorsville Justice Court. She was given no jail time, but was ordered to take a firearms safety course and show the court proof of completion by Jan. 5, pay a $705 fee, submit a copy of her criminal record to the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification and submit a letter to the court when those issues had been resolved, according to court records. Her conviction is part of a plea in abeyance, which means the case will be dismissed if she completes the requirements after a certain amount of time.

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