Warren Schools employee fired
WARREN – A resolution to terminate a school employee arrested earlier this month on charges of carrying a concealed weapon was approved Thursday during a special board meeting.
Honeya D. Price, 41, of Perkinswood Blvd. S.E., had been placed on home assignment pending the outcome of an investigation after she was arrested last month during a traffic stop.
Police responded on Jan. 16 to reports of a woman brandishing a weapon in the Giant Eagle parking lot on Elm Road. Upon searching Price’s vehicle, officers found a loaded .40-caliber pistol in her purse and a magazine containing five rounds, according to reports. The gun’s chamber was empty, but reports state it fit the description of “loaded and ready at hand.”
Price had worked for the district since 2008 and was employed as a school / family liaison assigned to Warren’s Lincoln K-8 building.
Superintendent Michael Notar said the resolution was prepared by legal counsel and based on the police report investigation following the incident.
“We just followed normal board policy when situations like this have occurred in the district prior to this,” he said, explaining disciplinary action was merited due to the circumstances of the situation.
“We did what we needed to do as a school district to move forward,” he said.
Notar said Price has not worked at any of the district’s buildings since shortly after she was arrested. Her termination was effective as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
A phone number for Price could not be located.