East Tennessee school bus driver charged with carrying gun on job

East Tennessee school bus driver charged with carrying gun on job

February 14th, 2012 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

A Sevier County bus driver has been fired after being arrested for allegedly carrying a gun on the job.

Frieda Rene Widner, 50, was arrested Friday afternoon at Seymour High School on a charge of carrying a weapon on school property, according to the arrest warrant.

A Sevier County sheriff's deputy had responded to a report of a school employee who possibly was armed. When Widner was confronted, she admitted she had a firearm, "but it was in a safe place," the warrant states.

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