Police swarm school after threat of gun

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Oak Ridge Police swarmed a school after a woman reported that her son was armed and heading to school grounds. It all started with a 9-1-1 call early Friday morning around 2. Leshawn Graham's mom said he had a gun and was headed to Robertsville Middle School. Even though there were no kids on property, police wasted no time finding him and the weapon.

Last Friday, the soccer fields were the scene of a manhunt after Leshawn Graham did the unthinkable. Oak Ridge Police Chief James Akagi says, "A woman called us and said her son was on the way to the middle school and he had a weapon on him."

Police surrounded the fields at the middle school. It all went down right behind Janet Gould's house. Janet Gould says, "I looked out to see what was going on and there was a spotlight shining. I heard the scuffling. I opened the door cause there were so many officers and yelled to them I'd heard something in back of my house."

Officers caught Graham and found five .22 caliber bullets in his pocket, but he didn't have the gun. Graham told police he laid the .22 revolver on the soccer field and couldn't find it. Search dogs located the weapon in the grass. Chief Akagi says, "In lieu of what's going on across the country and what happened in Connecticut, it's paramount to find weapons on school property.

Graham is still behind bars. He faces charges for carrying a gun on school property. His bond is set for $10,000.

Graham is no stranger to the law. Police arrested him four times last year and twice this year, his biggest charges are impersonating a police officer and ID theft.

Police are still trying to find out why he went to the school with a weapon.


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