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Douglas Co. dad sues to take gun to school

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A Douglas County father says it is his right to bring his gun to his daughter's school. He has filed suit after he says the principal told him to leave his weapon at home.

According to the lawsuit, the principal at Beulah Elementary School in Douglasville told Hugh Myers he would be arrested if he carried a gun on school property at times other than when he was dropping off or picking up his daughter.

Attorney John Monroe says his client, Myers, has every right to carry his legal firearm at his daughter's school.

A new Georgia law took effect on July 1 allowing a licensed gun owner to bring a registered gun to school.

The suit, which was filed in May, says the father frequently comes to the school to support his daughter's educational activities and while doing so he desires to carry a firearm in case of confrontation, as the law now permits.

FOX 5 contacted the principal and she had no comment other than to say “it's now a legal matter.”

Monroe says he believes this may be the first of many suits similar to this, but says the law is the law.

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