Police arrest man with gun at Central High School

Police arrest man with gun at Central High School

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Jonathan Scales (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Jonathan Scales (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man is in police custody after an incident at Central High School.

Knoxville police say 18-year-old Jonathan Scales was smoking on campus when a school resource officer approached him and said smoking is not allowed.

That's when officers say Scales tried to run. There was a struggle and he was subdued.

Police say the SRO searched Scales and found a loaded 32-caliber gun in his backpack.

Scales, who is not a student at Central High, told officers he was meeting a friend who attends Central.

Police say they don't think any students were in danger.

Scales is now facing several charges including resisting arrest.

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