In light of recent news stories and past statements from school boards that indicated a misunderstanding of 16-11-127.1, I decided to ask what was the Catoosa County Schools policy on weapons in vehicles. I first asked them via a link in the Superintendent's security letter; no reply. Fortunately, I still had the Superintendent's direct email address, which was mysteriously absent from their website. I received a call from the the Director of Operations; he opened up a conference call with me and the head SRO for the schools. He wanted to know what my exact questions and concerns were. I asked what was their policy in regard to GWCL holders keeping guns in their cars on school property. The SRO indicated that we could have a gun while in transit through a school zone, but not while parked. He specifically used the example of a person attending a football game on school property and leaving a gun in their car. Needless to say, I was a bit perturbed that they had a fundamental misunderstanding of Georgia law, especially since the word "parked" is only 8 words before the word "transit" in the code, so he knows where to look. I pointed out that we could have guns in parked cars, and could leave the guns in the car legally. I then asked about teachers keeping guns in their car; the quick response was that "We don't allow teachers to have guns in their cars." I again pointed out that was not in accordance with Georgia law. The DO asked for specific code sections (they both seemed truly ignorant of the law, to my dismay). I told him I would have to email him when I got home from work. Also during our conversation, he tried to placate my concerns about security by mentioning their plans to place SRO in every school (primary and elementary schools have none now). I lost my a cool a bit as I re-iterated my attempts to convince the school board to provide an armed defense (https://www.georgiapacking.org/threads/going-before-the-school-board-nov-4.262604/) and the failure of the Board to provide meaningful defense despite several high profile mass murders (one of which was nearby) in subsequent years. When I got home, I emailed the relevant code sections from OCGA on Lexis-Nexis. I was much more eloquent in the written form. I'm sure they think I'm a know-it-all wannabe lawyer, but I have very real concerns of false arrest since I have to pick up my son for appointments on a regular basis. Also, if the SRO were to follow through with his wrong interpretation of the law, then anyone with pocket knife with a 2.5 inch blade in their car on school property could be arrested. Although the number of people who have guns in cars on school property might be small, I bet there are a lot of knife carriers around here.