Park Hill School Board Member Quits Over Concealed Weapon

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A member of the Park Hill Board of Education has resigned after violating the board’s rules by carrying a concealed weapon to a meeting last week.

According to the district, board member Fred Sanchez resigned on Tuesday after he brought a concealed handgun to last Thursday’s board meeting. Sanchez says that he was running late, and forgot that he was wearing the gun.

Missouri law allows school board members and other members of governmental boards to carry concealed weapons with a permit, the Park Hill Board of Education forbids it, the district said in a statement.

The board will appoint someone to fill the vacant seat until the April 2013 election, when voters will select someone to serve the remaining two years of Sanchez’ term.

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