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Friday, August 28, 2015

NKU Student Arraigned on Multiple Charges

Jaylin Nicole Johnson. Campbell County Detention Center. 
A Northern Kentucky University student was arraigned on multiple charges Friday morning after she brought a handgun onto campus.

Jaylin Nicole Johnson, 23, of Covington was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, menacing, and disorderly conduct

Johnson has a previous arrest on her record in June of 2014 of carrying a concealed weapon. She also had a shoplifting charge in April of 2010.

According to FTM media partner, WCPO, “When asked about the weapon, Johnson admitted to having the gun in her bag and gave it to police, the university confirmed. She did not have a concealed-carry permit.

Upon inspection, officers said the gun was loaded, but inoperable.”

But according to the WLWT report, "officers responding to the scene found Johnson and the gun, which had live rounds, but was jammed due to a misfeed.

"It was a functioning weapon," the assistant prosecutor said in court."

WLWT also reported that during the hearing, prosecutors said that Johnson entered the library on Thursday morning and found someone sitting in the seat she wanted.

Johnson then pulled a .380-caliber handgun out of her backpack and told the seated person to move, prosecutors said.

Here was the original FTM report:

Northern Kentucky University police officers responded to an incident involving a student with a firearm Thursday morning.

Around 9:45 a.m., University Police received a report of a student with a weapon in a third-floor study area at Steely Library. Two officers responded in fewer than 60 seconds, and four officers responded in just over one minute. The incident was immediately resolved.

Police officers questioned a female student, who admitted to having a handgun in her bag. She turned over the weapon without incident and was immediately taken into custody. The handgun was determined to be inoperable.

“Our University Police Department responded swiftly and effectively, as our officers are trained to do,” said University spokeswoman Amanda Nageleisen. “We are thankful for their professionalism and dedication.”

The student was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a license and lodged at the Campbell County Detention Center.

Some students were briefly evacuated from the library as a precaution, but the campus community was never in immediate danger.

The University’s emergency notification system, Norse Alert, was not deployed due to the rapid nature of the police response.

University policy calls for the system to be activated when the University determines that a serious threat exists and the campus community must take immediate action to remain safe and secure. The campus community was notified of the matter via email after officers’ initial fact-gathering process was complete.

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