Leon M. Goldstein High School teacher Vilma Lataladdi arrested for allegedly bringing air rifle to class

A Manhattan Beach high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly bringing an air rifle to class. According to police, 53-year-old Vilma Lataladdi, who works

The 53-year-old teacher is facing several charges, including

The 53-year-old teacher is facing several charges, including criminal possession of a weapon. (Credit: News 12)

BROOKLYN - A Manhattan Beach high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly bringing an air rifle to class. 

According to police, 53-year-old Vilma Lataladdi, who works as an English teacher at Leon M. Goldstein High School, brought the air rifle and a toy revolver to work with her on Wednesday. 

Several people who say they are her students, tell News 12 that the situation has been blown out of proportion. They claim the toy gun was brought in so that Lataladdi’s senior English class could act out a play. However, authorities would not confirm if that's the case. 

Lataladdi is facing charges for criminal possession of a weapon, prohibited use of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds. 

She was taken to Coney Island Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. 

A Department of Education spokesperson says that the air guns were confiscated, and that police were called in and the matter is under investigation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 viewers take to Facebook to discuss 1 The Buzz: Attack in Brownsville
2 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 16
3 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 22
A 26-year-old man was stabbed twice after a 4 Man critical after large street fight stabbing in Brownsville
Police say a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old 5 Man, woman shot in Hendrix Street apartment building

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE