School worker now at home

WARREN – A city school district employee charged earlier this month with carrying a concealed weapon was placed on home assignment pending the outcome of an investigation.

Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar said Honeya D. Price, 41, of Perkins-wood Blvd. S.E., has not worked at any of the district’s buildings since shortly after she was arrested during a Jan. 16 traffic stop.

Attempts to reach Price for comment were not successful.

Price is employed as a school / family liaison assigned to Warren’s Lincoln K-8 building. School officials confirmed she has worked for the district since 2008.

“The police conduct their investigation but the school district also conducts its own,” Notar said. “Once our investigation is completed, the school district will decide on how to proceed.”

He said if the school district determines disciplinary action is warranted, Price could face possible suspension or termination.

According to police reports, Price was arrested around 4:30 p.m. at Market Street and Laird Avenue after a traffic stop during which a handgun was recovered. Police said she was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Trumbull County Jail.

She pleaded not guilty to the felony charge at her Jan. 17 arraignment and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 14.

She remains free in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Notar said that school / family liaisons work closely with families and act as liaisons between families and the schools. He said there are two school / family liaisons assigned to each of the district’s school buildings.