The superintendent of the Hardin County Schools is on trial, charged with bringing a handgun into a school.

The criminal trial of John Thomas began Monday.

The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/M04PF2 ) reported special prosecutor Mike Bottoms told jurors Thomas knowingly carried the holstered gun into Hardin County Middle School last November with the intent to go armed. He pointed out that state law allows only police officers to be armed at schools.

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