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Woman tries to enter Walt Disney World with gun in backpack

Yet another arrest has been made at Walt Disney World for someone trying to enter a theme park with a hidden gun.

On Wednesday, October 26, Baleigh Turner was entering Disney’s Animal Kingdom, when security officers found a gun in her backpack at the bag check.

Turner, 23, of Mobile, Alabama, said she had a permit to carry the weapon, but her local sheriff’s office said it expired in January. She was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and is being held on $2,000 bail.

Earlier this week, a man attempted to enter Epcot with a loaded gun. Security officers selected him for a random metal detector screening; at this point, he then told the officer that he was carrying a gun. He was charged with suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm and has been banned from Walt Disney World property.

News source/photo credit: WFTV

Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.


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