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Cops: Teacher arrested for bringing weapon to school

While people in some areas of the country are pushing toward arming their teachers, I'm looking at you Arkansas and Texas, one Delaware County teacher was arrested last week for bringing a weapon to school.

Cops: Teacher arrested for bringing weapon to school

Amos Hyman, 53, of Chester, is a substitute teacher accused of bringing a knife to school.
Amos Hyman, 53, of Chester, is a substitute teacher accused of bringing a knife to school.

While people in some areas of the country are pushing toward arming their teachers, I'm looking at you Arkansas and Texas, one Delaware County teacher was arrested last week for bringing a weapon to school.

Substitute teacher Amos Hyman was arrested at the Toby Farms Elementary School in Chester Township last Friday and was charged with possession of a weapon on school property and prohibited offensive weapons for having a switchblade knife in his bag, according to his arrest affidavit.

Chester Township police were initially called to the school for reports of a person with a gun. Students at the school believed they had seen Hyman, 53, with a gun and had reported what they thought they saw to a school security officer, police said.

When the school security officer confronted Hyman about the allegations he became "agitated" and would not let her check his possessions, police said.

However, when a Chester Township officer arrived on scene Hyman did consent to a search and the officer found a red-and-chrome switchblade knife in a black Fed-Ex bag belonging to Hyman, according to court documents.

A number for Hyman could not immediatley be located.

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