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