A former school secretary who is an illegal alien was arrested on gun charges
A former Pratt school secretary was indicted Tuesday on federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Claudia Rodriguez-Oviedo, 33, a citizen of Mexico, was indicted on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien illegally in the United States. The indictment alleges that on Nov. 8, 2017, she possessed a Remington handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition.
Rodriguez-Oviedo currently is serving a 12-month sentence after she was previously convicted on charges of placing a fake bomb threat to a school, USD 382 in Pratt. She was employees at Southwest Elementary School at the time and reportedly said she made the bomb threat to “see what it felt like.”
If convicted, she faces a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) investigated.
Federal Law already forbids illegal aliens from owning firearms.