Teacher pleads not guilty to having weapons at school

SAN DIEGO – The Tierrasanta teacher accused of bringing a gun and knife to Farb Middle School faced a Superior Court judge Tuesday afternoon.

Ned Carter Walker Ned Carter Walker plead not guilty to two felony charges after he allegedly brought a .380-caliber pistol and knife with a 2 ½ blade to school.

The 7th and 8th grade English teacher was arrested in the school’s parking lot Monday, February 11.

Walker’s attorney Gerrissa Santos said he is devastated.

“He loves teaching, he has a background in teaching, his wife’s a teacher and he has kids. He misses his job. He misses his students,” said Santos. “There are two sides to every story.”Ned Carter Walker

Santos said in light of recent school shootings, Walker’s actions were only in the best interest of his students.

“His safety as well as his student’s safety is obviously a concern for everybody,” said Santos.  “Particularly teachers rightfully so with everything that’s been going on.”

Walker has since been placed on administrative leave.  He was booked into county jail then released on a $50,000 bond.

“You are ordered to stay away from Farb Middle School,” said Judge Peter Deddeh.

If convicted, he could face up to nearly five years and eight months in prison and San Diego Unified School District said that is grounds for automatic dismissal.