UPDATE — Substitute Teacher Arrested for Having Guns


By Linda Cicoira — Police were following a tip when they found “both weapons” — firearms — in a substitute teacher’s vehicle that was parked in a Nandua High School parking lot last week, according to Major Shane Childress of the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office.
Philip Gordon Stewart, 63, of Locustville, was arrested Wednesday, March 27, Sheriff Todd Godwin said in a prepared statement made early Sunday.
After being charged with having firearms on school property, Stewart was held in Accomack County Jail until Friday, March 29, when he was released on a $2,500 secured bond.
Godwin said deputies were assisted by the Onley Police Department in recovering the firearms from Stewart.
Stewart was not available for comment Sunday. His telephone rang 10 times. An answering machine did not pick up the call so a message could not be left for him.
Childress said the investigation is ongoing.
State law prohibits people from knowingly possessing firearms on public and private school properties, including buildings, grounds, and on school buses. Violation is considered a felony.
The Eastern Shore Post will continue to follow this story and post details as they become available.

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