Deputies: Teacher had gun, drugs at school

Elizabeth Truitt

March 26, 2010 8:02:07 AM PDT
Chatham County deputies have charged an assistant teacher at Silk Hope elementary school with having a gun and marijuana on campus.

Elizabeth Truitt, 49, of 247 Baltimore Road, was arrested Thursday after investigators got a tip.

Deputies said Truitt gave them permission to search her property and they found a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver in her possession. Deputies also searched a trash can and found an ounce of pot and drug paraphernalia that a witness said Truitt attempted to hide.

In addition to working as a teacher's assistant, Truitt also drove a school bus for the district.

She's officially charged with felonious possession of a weapon on school property, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Truitt was released from the Chatham County jail on $10,000 bond. Her first court date is set for mid April.

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