MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A 56-year-old man is behind bars after he pulled a knife on a security guard at the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.
Memphis Police were called to the school's campus on Thursday, February 16, 2012. When they arrived, the school's security guard had the suspect, Novell Campbell, in handcuffs. The guard told officers he saw Campbell trying to talk to some of the students and was told to leave school property. The suspect refused, pulled out a pocketknife, and threatened to cut the guard. The guard used a chemical spray on Campbell and struggled to subdue him until police arrived. Campbell was treated at The MED for minor injuries before he was taken to jail.
Novell Campbell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Criminal Trespass and Carrying a Weapon on School Property. He is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 20.