We're not going to go so far as to call Charetta Kemp the Rosa Parks of HISD -- mainly because that would be ridiculous on so many levels -- but you have to admit a whole lot of Texas legislators and Tea Party activists would no doubt consider her a woman ahead of her time.
According to court documents and HISD, Kemp was arrested Friday afternoon for having a loaded nine-millimeter Taurus pistol in her glove compartment at the parking lot of Fondren Middle school.
Authorities had received a tip that Kemp, a tutor at the school, had brought the pistol to campus.
She now faces a third-degree felony charge of weapons possession. "She has resigned in lieu of termination," HISD said in a released statement. "Student safety is HISD's top priority."
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Kemp, 28, lives in Hungerford, according to court documents and her Facebook page. The FB page says she's a 2007 graduate of Prairie View A&M.
Kemp has no previous criminal record in Harris County, according to court documents. Her mother told KHOU "the gun did not belong to her daughter; instead, she said a friend who was coming home with her daughter after school asked to keep it in the car."
And, of course, if some activists get their way, bringing the gun on campus would be legal and all but encouraged. Unfortunately for Kemp, they haven't gotten the legislation passed in Austin. Yet.