The school district's former business manager had a license to carry a gun but did not do so at school property.
Kevin Meagher, 47, of Saugus resigned last week as the interim business manager for the Marblehead district after his arraignment on charges including operating under the influence (second offense) and being a licensee carrying a loaded weapon while intoxicated.
Marblehead Superintendent Greg Maass said in an interview Friday that Meagher, like other school employees, was not allowed to carry a gun at school.
"He never had a gun (at school)," the superintendent said.
The Marblehead School District's policy on guns subscribes to a state statute, Chapter 269, Section 10.
Subsection J of that statute prohibits anyone but police officers from carrying a weapon at an elementary school, secondary school, college or university unless the person has the written authorization of the board or officer in charge of the school.
Meagher was arrested in the early evening last Monday, a school holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.