Lawrence Public Schools Employee Brought Gun and Knife to Philadelphia Airport


A woman who works for the Lawrence Township Public Schools was arrested today for allegedly bringing a gun and knife to the Philadelphia International Airport.

Philadelphia Police said Kathryn Spiropoulos, 53, of Ewing, was arrested after  weapons were found in her purse around 6:50 a.m. today as she was going through a security checkpoint.

Spiropoulos allegedly was carrying a Glock Model 30 .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun loaded with a magazine containing 10 live rounds and a credit card-shaped object that folded into a knife.

Police said Spiropoulos does not have a license to carry. She will be charged with a violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, according to investigators.

According to the Lawrence Township Public Schools website, Spiropoulos is the transportation supervisor for the school district. The district was preparing a statement at press time. This story will be updated once the district’s statement is issued.

The gun and knife allegedly confiscated by police at the Philadelphia International Airport.
The gun and knife  confiscated by security at the Philadelphia International Airport.