Charetta Kemp: Charges Dropped Against Gun-Toting HISD Tutor
The District Attorney;s office has dropped charges against Charetta Kemp, the HISD tutor arrested February 1 for having a gun on campus.
The gun, a 9 mm Taurus pistol, was in the glove compartment of Kemp's car, and therefore was allowed under Texas law, DA spokesperson Sara Marie Kinney tells Hair Balls.
According to the law, the "premises" of a school does not include the parking lot: "'Premises' means a building or a portion of a building," the law says. "The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area."
Kemp "resigned in lieu of termination" after her arrest, according to HISD, and apparently she will not be allowed to return to her job.
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. UConn Huskies College Football
TicketsThu., Sep. 29, 11:00am
Battle of the Piney Woods: SFA vs. SHSU
TicketsSat., Oct. 1, 3:00pm
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 11:00am
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTSA Roadrunners Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 6:00pm
Asked if she was free to go back to HISD, district spokesman Jason Spencer told Hair Balls, "No, her resignation was accepted and she is not returning to HISD."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.