Trial for man accused of bringing gun to AL school

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ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A trial is set for a man accused of driving to an Alabama high school with a loaded shotgun.

Police arrested Thomas Smoak in May 2010 and charged him with making a terrorist threat and possession of a deadly weapon. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities said the 55-year-old father was angry with the school's principal over his son's suspension. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson told Al.com (http://bit.ly/VAtQKx ) that Smoak's wife called police warning them that her husband had left the home with a gun.

Police arrested Smoak shortly after he arrived at the campus. He never made it inside the school building.

The defense tried unsuccessfully to have evidence from the wife's phone call suppressed. The trial is set for Feb. 25 in Limestone County Circuit Court.

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Information from Al.com, http://www.al.com



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