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MCSO arrests George Kennedy for possessing Firearm inside Byrns Darden Elementary School


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) School Resource Officers have arrested a man for possessing a firearm inside an elementary school.

George A. Kennedy, 53, entered Byrns Darden Elementary School at 3:18pm to pick up a student. Front office staff noticed what looked to be the outline of a firearm under his clothing and quickly notified the School Resource Officer.

Deputy Ashley Grimes made contact with Kennedy at the front office and immediately disarmed him.

George A. Kennedy

George A. Kennedy

In addition to the firearm and loaded magazine, he was also in possession of two additional magazines loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition, and a knife.

Kennedy, who does have a valid handgun carry permit, said that he was unaware that it was against the law to carry in the school. The law is posted on the door when entering the school.

Kennedy was taken into custody and charged with carrying weapons on school property. His bond was set at $10,000.




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