Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
By SNEJANA FARBEROV - Mail Online
A US Army veteran is outraged after being banned from her daughter's school for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit on her personal Facebook page.
Tanya Mount, of Hephzibah, Georgia, said she was informed by the Richmond County Board of Education police that she would be issued with a trespassing warning if she sets foot on McBean Elementary School's property.
'I feel like a criminal,' Mount told the station WRDW. 'I want to be heard, I want an apology.'
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Fear factor: Tanya Mount (left) was told that she has been banned from her daughter's school because principal Janina Dallas (right) was scared of her after learning of her gun permit
The big picture: Mount, a retired soldier, was asked to stay away from her daughter's elementary school after she posted a photo of her new concealed weapons license on her Facebook page
Mount, 42, who is married and has a special needs daughter, said she was told by police that school principal Janina Dallas was afraid of her because she has a gun permit.
Dallas has confirmed Mount's ban, telling the station WJBF that in the wake of a recent spate of school shootings, it was her duty and responsibility to ensure the safety of her students and staff.
Mount, however, said the principal should have come to her directly with her concerns instead of going to the authorities.
Last month, Miss Dallas met face-to-face with Tanya Mount, who was a parent volunteer at McBean prior to the ban, to discuss the situation.
‘She said that me instead of volunteering at the school and playing on the playground with my daughter I need to be at home doing grownup things,’ the mother said.
Confrontation: Mount said she was told by McBean Elementary School Principal Dallas to stop volunteering at the school and stay home doing 'grownup things'
Major changes: Mount, pictured with her husband and daughter, has transferred the girl to a different school and is working on her paralegal degree
Mount, who retired from the Army in 2009, is currently studying for a paralegal degree and plans to go to law school in the future - a move she said was inspired by her run-in with the school district.
She has since transferred her daughter to a different school after getting permission from the school district.
In response to some critics who took issue with her decision to post a photo of her concealed gun license online, Mrs Mount wrote a Facebook post asserting her rights as a citizen.
‘I am a private person. However, after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon. However, do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law-abiding citizen,’ she wrote.