Teacher's aide arrested for bringing gun to Indianapolis charter school

Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 18:14:47-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Administrators at the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School say an instructional assistant was fired Tuesday after she was found in possession of a handgun on campus.

Police were called to the school at 3960 Meadows Drive around 9 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a staff member with a handgun.

Officers arrived and took 31-year-old Dominique Squires into custody on preliminary charges of carrying a handgun without a license.

Squires told Tindley's director of enrollment that she had a handgun in her purse, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit goes on to say that Squires told officers she did not have a permit, but she had applied for one.  

According to school administrators, Squires was employed as an instructional assistant at the facility. Tindley administrators said all proper procedures were followed and no students were in danger at any point during the incident.

Administrators also said Squires’ employment with Tindley was terminated immediately for violating school policy.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Squires had been released without bond. She was formally charged on Thursday by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

A call to Squires seeking comment Wednesday was not immediately returned.

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