A municipal court judge ordered Dan Nagel to pay a $200 fine for the misdemeanor offense. Nagel could have faced a maximum punishment of a $2500 fine and a year in jail.
The story began at White Elementary on May 20th. A friend and co-worker testified Nagel removed his outer layer of clothing before taking the students outside to play. The co-worker said Nagel then asked if "she could see anything" near his hip. She said she saw what looked like the outline of a gun. She said she panicked and told the school principal who reported the policy violation.
A Wichita police officer testified Nagel was carrying a fully loaded 9mm pistol. The officer said Nagel was apologetic and told him he just wanted to protect his students in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nagel didn't testify and declined to speak with Eyewitness News after court today. However, he did tell us in June he supports changes to the law that will allow teachers to carry at school.
"I'm 100 percent for overtraining of the teachers," he said "But something needs to be done."
Nagel was fired in July for using what the Wichita School District called "poor judgment" by bringing the gun on campus when he knew it was against policy.
Nagel's trial comes within days of two teachers being murdered at their schools. Police in Nevada say teacher Michael Landsberry was shot and killed while trying to convince a 12 year-old student to put down his gun. And in Massachusetts, police say teacher Colleen Ritzer was attacked by a student with a box cutter.
Nagel's case generated some national interest from concealed carry groups and gun rights advocates.
Nagel had completed the requirements for a concealed carry permit, but had not technically received it when he was arrested.
However, guns are not allowed on Wichita campuses even with a permit.