(ROCHESTERHOMEPAGE.NET/STORY/D/STORY/TEACHER-ARRESTED-ON-GUN-CHARGE-DURING-CLASS-TRIP/98366/WNGV_G7WOE2DXDQAHUTJMG) — A well-known Rochester City School District teacher was charged with a felony in New York City two months ago while she was chaperoning a school trip.
The New York City Police Department says on May 31, Diane Watkins went through the X-Ray machine to go to the Statue of Liberty and a loaded gun was found in her purse. Watkins was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a felony punishable by 3 and 1/2 to 15 years in prison. Her bail was set at $2,500 cash and $7,500 bond. The New York City Department of Corrections has not responded to a request for information on how long she was jailed. The case is still pending.
Monroe County pistol permit records are no longer public. In New York City, gun owners have to get a permit to carry a weapon. Police said she did not have this New York City permit.
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