Prosecutors: Gun that NKU Student Pulled in Library had Jammed

Posted by jhingarat21 on 28th Aug 2015

Jaylin Johnson at her video arraignment Friday

NEWPORT —A Northern Kentucky University student was arraigned Friday on charges after she was accused of pulling a gun on someone in the school’s library.

Jaylin Johnson, 23, is charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a license, menacing and disorderly conduct. At a video arraignment, she was ordered held on $5,000 bond and ordered to have a mental evaluation.

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.

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.

Johnson was offered an opportunity to plead guilty and accept a 180-day sentence, with all but 30 days suspended, but she refused.

WLWT News 5’s Courtis Fuller will have more on this story later today.

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