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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.

6 comments

  • Mya

    Was he going to shoot the students with the gun??? Bec IF a crazy gunman started shooting at your children (in school), and this teacher was the ONLY one with a gun to stop the gunman, you'd thank him for being a f***** HERO!

    • guest

      No, he was going to shoot the students with the gun. He was going to protect the students and himself with the gun! I feel for this man and I hope he is not prosecuted and finds a different profession by choice. Some states are training their teachers to use guns and have guns on campus. It's time to quit teaching when you have to have a damn gun and ammunition to teach other people's kids out of the goodness of your heart.

  • Mark W

    Yeah San Diego Police Department is a big joke. I was working in Security and called the police on a suspicious man walking through people’s backyards and trying to open car doors, they came 2 hours later. An old man in that same neighborhood was lost, I think he had dementia, he called the police and they show up not even 10 minutes later. Like I said, A BIG JOKE!!

    Thank you Mr. Walker, you are a hero!

  • guest

    Sandiego is a huge city with a lot of crime. They have to prioritize their calls and I am guessing they get a lot of calls about suspicious behavior and have to respond to the calls that are life threatening first.

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