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Black Flight Attendant Brings Gun to Work; Fired Off in Break Room

Mon., Sep. 24, 2012 10:48 AM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

When Jaclyn Luby showed up to work on Sunday, Sept. 23 she was packing. The Republic Airlines flight attendant had an overnight bag containing more than her uniform and pajamas. When she arrived at work and was going through the security screening, TSA at Philadelphia International Airport found a gun in her carry-on bag.

The .38 caliber Smith and Wesson Airweight revolver was discharged when a police officer attempted to put the safety on in the break room.
Luby, who was being questioned in another room when the gun went off, received a summary citation for disorderly conduct and was released, while the officer who fired the gun was put on desk duty during the investigation.

She’s been employed by Republic Airlines, which operates through a US Airways Express hub, for five years and had a permit to carry the gun, just not to work. –yvette caslin

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