Georgia kindergarten teacher arrested for having gun in classroom

Melanie Bullard, a Georgia kindergarten teacher, was arrested after school administrators found a loaded handgun in her purse (Photo: Paulding County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Melanie Bullard, a Georgia kindergarten teacher, was arrested after school administrators found a loaded handgun in her purse (Photo: Paulding County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

A Georgia kindergarten teacher was arrested last week for carrying a loaded handgun in her purse into her classroom, according to the Associated Press.

Paulding County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ashley Henson says the gun was found last Thursday after an employee at Shelton Elementary in Dallas told administrators that Melanie Bullard, 39, smelled of alcohol.

After Bullard reportedly tested positive for alcohol, school administrators searched the classroom for open containers and found the loaded handgun in her purse, which was sitting on the floor beneath her desk.

Bullard posted $3,500 bond and was released Friday. She has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property and reckless conduct.

Gun control group Moms Demand Action was quick to hop on the story and tweeted it out over the weekend.