LOUISA MAN ARRESTED AFTER CAUSING GUN SCARE AT LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL & LOUISA MIDDLE SCHOOL MONDAY AFTERNOON
WITNESSES CLAIM THEY SAW SUSPECT WALKING WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE A “FIREARM” NEAR WOODED AREA ADJACENT TO SCHOOL GROUNDS
APRIL 20, 2021 – written by WADE QUEEN
NOT FUNNY DUDE: BAILEY ALEXANDER MAYNARD; WHO GOT HIMSELF ARRESTED AFTER HE WAS NABBED BY POLICE AFTER REPORTS OF A MAN CARRYING WHAT WAS THOUGHT TO BE A GUN NEAR SCHOOL GROUNDS ON MONDAY, APRIL 19.
The Lawrence County High School and Louisa Middle School were placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after school leaders were advised that there was a man walking in a wooded area near the schools and he appeared to be armed.
According to a statement from the Louisa Police Department, both the Lawrence County Sheriff Department and the Louisa Police Department school resource officers, deputy Julius Musick and officer Greg Powers; were notified of a male subject walking near the wooded area with what appeared to be a firearm.
Both officers located and arrested the man noticed near Lawrence County High School and Louisa Middle School.
Officers state that the suspect, who was identified as Bailey Alexander Maynard, 21, of Louisa, where officers determined Maynard had brought a BB gun on school grounds and was walking toward the wooded area in a manner that raised suspicion and alarm.
Bailey Maynard was taken into custody by deputy Julius Musick, and was charged with: *TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 2ND DEGREE, *DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE, *MENACING.
Several emergency agencies and officers responded to the school campus scene.
Bailey Maynard was transported to and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville. Maynard was released from jail after posting his bond Monday evening.
This month of each year unfortunately has most people and emergency and police officials in our country on a state of a higher edged awareness, as the there are numerous violent anniversaries, as Tuesday is the anniversary of the Columbine school massacre, Monday the 19th was the Oklahoma City bombing anniversary, and April 16 was the Virginia Tech university massacre, which this year was almost simultaneously marked with FedEx massacre in Indianapolis on late Thursday night, April 15; the latest of the 54 shooting massacres in the U.S. in past the 30 days.
Here is a statement from Lawrence Co. Schools Chief Dr. Rob Fletcher:
“…On Monday, April 19th, at approximately 2:25 PM, we had a young man (early 20’s) who was seen on campus with what appeared to be a firearm. He was walking towards the wooded area near the tennis courts. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the Louisa City Police Department were notified and responded immediately. The young man was apprehended by School Resource Officer Julius Musick. It was determined that he was carrying a pellet gun on school property. He was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd, Menacing, and Disorderly Conduct, 2nd.
We are thankful for our SRO (school resource officer) program and for our local police authorities. Having an SRO on campus allowed for this situation to be handled quickly. The local authorities were very quick to respond, also.
Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD
Superintendent, Lawrence County Schools