Former Prof Arrested, Accused of Taking 2 Guns, 53 Rounds Into Law Library
Posted Aug 26, 2009 2:13 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A former adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville's law school was arrested Friday after allegedly bringing two handguns and 53 rounds of ammunition into the law school library around 8:30 a.m.
Police were initially called about Thomas Irwin, 56, because a library employee who recognized him knew that he had been banned from the campus in 2008, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Authorities said Irwin had a permit to carry the handguns and told police he had the guns because he planned to go to a shooting range later in the day, the newspaper recounts. However, guns are banned on the University of Louisville campus, and Irwin was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and criminal trespass. Both are misdemeanors.
The newspaper article doesn't include any comment from Irwin or his legal counsel.
Hat tip: Legal Blog Watch.