Johnston City Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

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By Hilary LeHew
By Jared Roberts

 

 

UPDATED 6:06 p.m. Thursday, February 13th, 2014
 
JOHNSTON CITY -- All Johnston City schools were put on lockdown around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, after a faculty member reported a man carrying a BB gun walking in front of Washington School.
        
Johnston City and Williamson County authorities quickly searched the area. An officer found Nathan Murray, 23, of Johnston City, a few blocks from the school.
 
Police Chief Vernon Campbell says Murray was carrying an empty BB gun. Campbell says Murray did not pose a threat, but he was arrested for disorderly conducted.

"It should be cased just like a regular firearm," insisted Campbell. "It's to be treated like it's a regular firearm. So yeah, anybody that I would catch walking around town with this would get arrested."

Superintendent Terry Milt says the school sent out two voice messages informing parents of the situation. He says better safe than sorry and praises local police for working so quickly.
  
 
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JOHNSTON CITY -- A Johnston City man faces disorderly conduct charges after police say he sparked a lockdown at the town's schools.
 
Johnston City Police arrested 23-year-old Nathan Murray Thursday afternoon.
 
Chief Vernon Campbell says Murray was carrying a BB gun while walking in front of Washington School.
 
According to Campbell, faculty outside the school spotted a man with a gun and notified police.
 
All Johnston City schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.
 
Murray was found and taken into custody a short time later.
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