Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The former interim business manager, Kevin Meagher, did not carry a gun in schools. The district's policy on weapons adheres to state law.
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 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Kevin Meagher of Saugus was the interim business manager for Marblehead Public Schools. Police say he was drunk, behind the wheel and armed with a loaded .38.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Kevin Meagher, the interim business manager for Marblehead Schools, has resigned, according to an email sent to school staff.
A highly-placed administrator with Marblehead's public schools has resigned in the wake of allegations he was driving drunk with a loaded .38 on his hip. Kevin Meagher, 47, of Saugus was the interim business manager for the district. Superintendent Greg Maass announced Meagher's resignation Wednesday in an email to staffers. Meagher was released on $2,500 cash bail Tuesday after his arraignment on charges including operating under the influence (second offense) and being a licensee carrying a loaded weapon while intoxicated. He also faces charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lane violations and speeding. On Monday night at 8:14 Meagher was stopped by police after his Ford Expedition almost hit a cruiser on the outbound…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
President Barack Obama's proposals for new gun control measures have everyone talking. But do you know how many of your neighbors might be armed?
In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, President Barack Obama has made several new proposals for increased gun control. That got us thinking. How many Marblehead residents have a gun license? The answer: 849, if you're talking about the most common type of gun license. In bureaucratic-speak, that's the "Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms." According to the Globe, it's the only Massachusetts license that lets individuals carry a concealed weapon and own any type of legal gun. To put that 849 person figure in context, Marblehead's population is 19,808 according to the 2010 Census. That means about 4 percent of Headers have the most common type of gun license. Since 2008, the number of people with a gun …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If you are licensed to own a gun, would you want your name and address publicized?
A news publication in New York is under scrutiny for publishing the names and addresses of gun owners. Less than two weeks after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., the New York Journal News earlier this week published the names and addresses of local gun owners in three New York counties. A story titled, "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood," highlights the names and addresses of residents who are licensed to own handguns. The Journal News got the data through Freedom of Information Law requests, according to The Huffington Post. The Journal News reportedly requested the information from New York's Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, though the publication was only able to …