A 52-year-old special education teacher will not be charged with carrying a “concealed weapon” — a weighted bookmark — in an airport.
Kathryn Harrington was flying home from vacation last month when screeners at the Tampa, Fla., airport found her bookmark. It’s an 8.5-inch leather strip with small lead weights at each end.
Airport police said it resembled a weighted weapon that could be used to knock people unconscious.
Harrington was handcuffed and taken away in a police car; she faced criminal charges and a hefty fine. Now she’s off the hook.