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Ex-Park Rapids teacher accused of bringing gun on school property

There are 30 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Ex-Park Rapids teacher accused of bringing gun on school property. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A northern Minnesota teacher is charged with bringing a gun on school property. Scott Eischens was an industrial education teacher at Park Rapids Area High School in Hubbard County.

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Danno

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 24, 2011
Story doesn't say much about the circumstances like why would school officials be going through the bed of a teacher's pickup. A felony seems harsh in this case but who knows what is really going on here.
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 24, 2011
SECOND AMENDMENT. PERIOD.
John Lott

Anonymous Proxy

#3 Feb 24, 2011
More guns, less crime.

Thank God the criminals ignore the "no guns allowed" signs!!

A safer world, through hard hitting signs! We should post "no crime allowed" signs everywhere, and then we wouldn't even need police!
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Wow...I feel bad for the guy if it was true that his son left it there. It is not like he brought the gun into the classroom. Sometimes things get so blown out of perportion. Too bad he lost his career.
MJs

Siren, WI

#5 Feb 24, 2011
It's a hunting rifle. Imagine having that in your truck in northern MN. What a complete waste of taxpayers time and money.
dum dums

Cook, MN

#6 Feb 24, 2011
oh no a gun!!!! run run and hide everyone.
Gabe

Plymouth, MN

#7 Feb 24, 2011
Danno wrote:
Story doesn't say much about the circumstances like why would school officials be going through the bed of a teacher's pickup. A felony seems harsh in this case but who knows what is really going on here.
I'm also curious if the gun was stored legally. Was it unloaded in a locked case, or was it loaded and out in the open? Very poor reporting. I'm guessing if he didn't know about it, it wasn't in plain view, and was probably stored properly. I have no tolerance for no tolerance policies.
Zingbopper

Cadott, WI

#8 Feb 24, 2011
Quit worrying whats in the back of someones truck and get back in the classroom and teach the little punks how to read and write.
What a bunch of goodie-two-shoes.

Since: Nov 10

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#9 Feb 24, 2011
That time of year in northern MN... 1/4 of the vehicles you looked in might have one in there for hunting before or after school. It is a concern that it was left in the bed of the truck and not locked in the cab but other than that, it's to be expected.
Evangilizer

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 24, 2011
Gun nuts must have taken the day off work. He broke policy and needs to man up for his iirresponsible behaviour. If you don't like the rules, then change them!
Annie

Hopkins, MN

#11 Feb 24, 2011
Misleading headline... it makes it sound as though he brought it knowingly into the school. I feel bad for him if he truly didn't know it was there.
Gabe

Plymouth, MN

#12 Feb 24, 2011
Evangilizer wrote:
Gun nuts must have taken the day off work. He broke policy and needs to man up for his iirresponsible behaviour. If you don't like the rules, then change them!
Not necessarily gun nuts. Just people with common sense.

“Charity is a Personal Choice”

Since: Mar 08

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 24, 2011
I suspect there is more to this story. Is this another of those "zero tolerance" incidents or did they (school Administration) just not like the guy cuz he's a boat rocker?
Curt

Park Rapids, MN

#15 Feb 24, 2011
The story leaves out some important information...like that the crime is a "strict liability" crime. This means that it doesn't matter if it was an accident and his son put it that. Bringing a gun on school grounds is a crime, period. Also, here's the original story, from the Park Rapids Enterprise, not the Bemidji Pioneer: http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/event/art...
RIOT

Madison, WI

#16 Feb 24, 2011
Can you imagine if this was Montana? It's normal and expected to carry a rifle in the pickup.

I don't think the school had a right to search the pickup. If they can't search the students for guns or check their lockers for drugs then why can they do this to an adult.

“There was one?”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#17 Feb 24, 2011
This story is missing way too many facts to provide context. Was the bed of the pickup covered? Was the gun in plain sight? How did the school officials or police become aware of its presence? Was there a warrant to search the truck? I don't condone bringing a gun onto school property and punishment is in order, but I'd like to hear how this all unfolded. From the brief blurb we got, it sounded like the guy had no mal-intent
Danno

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Feb 24, 2011
Gabe wrote:
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I'm also curious if the gun was stored legally. Was it unloaded in a locked case, or was it loaded and out in the open? Very poor reporting. I'm guessing if he didn't know about it, it wasn't in plain view, and was probably stored properly. I have no tolerance for no tolerance policies.
My thoughts exactly. Was there ammo? What lead to his leaving his job? It is poor reporting, especailly for a felony. I've seen petty misdemeanors get more attention.
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Feb 24, 2011
So how does a school district get a warrant to search someone's vechile? Did the police get the warrant? Sounds like Bull S to me ... Someone didn't like the guy. He must have been tickling some school official's wife or something.
jmark

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 24, 2011
MJs wrote:
It's a hunting rifle. Imagine having that in your truck in northern MN. What a complete waste of taxpayers time and money.
Ah, but no. If those who would control you through the law would get their way and re-institute the ban on scary looking rifles, the next step will be to describe the ordinary hunting rifle as a sniper rifle, then start with their next ban effort. But, Evangilizer is right about one thing, we need to work for change. Remember! Hope and change!!!
Imat Ard

United States

#21 Feb 24, 2011
More stupid laws making criminals out of law abiding citizens. The fact that he had his kids deer rifle in the back of a pickup means... what?

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