Teacher Arrested on Gun Charge Out of Jail

Middle school teacher arrested for possessing loaded weapon on campus had infatuation with guns officials said

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013  |  Updated 7:38 AM PDT
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A Tierrasanta middle school teacher arrested for taking a gun and a knife on campus has been released from jail but still faces a felony charge.

Ned Walker, 41, was released Tuesday night after posting $50,000 bail.

The Farb Middle School English teacher could not be reached for comment at his home. NBC 7 San Diego has learned he invoked his Miranda rights after his arrest.

The case has been turned over to the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. 

Walker was arrested Monday in the school's parking lot for having a .380 loaded semi-automatic handgun with a 7-round magazine as well as a 2.5 inch locking blade knife in his car.

The school's vice principal contact police after learning Walker may be storing ammunition on campus.

Police questioned Walker and said he denied possessing the gun at first.

They searched the teacher's locked cabinets in his classroom and found no ammo or weapons.

They then searched the teacher's car in the parking lot and found the loaded handgun according to San Diego Unified District Chief of Police Rueben Littlejohn.

Walker faces a felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property. He's also facing charges of possession of a knife with a locking blade.

Police are currently investigating the incident to determine how long he was carrying the gun on school grounds. 

San Diego Unified School District has a zero tolerance policy involving weapons, controlled substances or violence.

“With the exception of police, no one should be carrying a gun on school grounds,” Littlejohn said.

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