Greece Odyssey cafeteria worker fired, charged after GPD says she pointed loaded gun on school property
GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — A school in Greece was in lockdown for a time Wednesday morning after Greece police say a school employee pointed a loaded gun at another person in the school parking lot.
The woman arrested, Olga Martinez, is a legal gun owner and she worked in the cafeteria at Greece Odyssey.
Police and her lawyer say she was involved in some kind of road rage incident on Mt. Read Boulevard.
Martinez’s lawyer at the arraignment this afternoon, Clark Zimmerman, says Martinez drove into her school parking lot. He believes the driver in the other car followed her onto the school property.
Had Martinez not pulled into her school’s parking lot, she would likely not be facing felony charges she’s been charged with tonight.
Martinez was arraigned in Greece court this afternoon. Her bail is $1000. She pleaded not guilty.
The charges are:
• Criminal Possession of a Weapon on school grounds (E felony)
• Criminal Possession of a firearm in a sensitive location (E felony)
• Menacing (A misdemeanor)
Zimmerman says Martinez has a permit for the gun but as soon as she allegedly took it onto the school property the gun became illegal.
Had Martinez stopped on the side of the road or pulled into the parking lot across the street she would likely only be facing the menacing charge.
Greece police say Martinez pointed her loaded gun at the person with whom she was having the dispute.
Police say they found the gun in a holster and in the glove box of Martinez’s car.
When police arrested Martinez in the school, the lockdown was lifted. Martinez has a hearing Friday.
Her lawyer told me she’s never been in trouble. But because of what she’s accused of doing, she was fired by the Greece school district today.