Lon Morris student found with AK-47 and marijuana
POSTED: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:16pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:18pm
A loaded gun was found on a local college campus Saturday afternoon.
Lon Morris officials say they found the weapon during a routine, random room search.
The student, Evan Gilliland, 21, tried to keep campus security out of his room, but they forced the door open and found a loaded AK-47 assault rifle.
The school contacted Jacksonville Police, who confiscated the weapon.
Gilliland was immediately expelled and arrested for possession of a firearm in a prohibited area.
Also found in the students room: Two magazines for the rifle, and some marijuana.