Louisville man arrested, accused of bringing gun to Conway Middle School
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly brought a gun to a Jefferson County middle school.
James M. Simpson, 24, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, according to an arrest report.
Police said Simpson was found on Conway Middle’s property around 10:30 a.m. with a 9mm handgun that he admitted to placing in a backpack underneath a vehicle.
An email sent to Conway Middle School families from principal Dr. Jeannie Lett said the man left the backpack there while heading inside to speak with one of the staff members.
Another visitor brought the backpack inside thinking it belonged to one of the students.
When staff opened up the backpack to see who it belongs to, they found a gun inside.
Simpson was arrested and booked in Metro Corrections. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 24.
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