An Ashland City man was arrested recently and charged with trespassing at Cheatham County Central High School, causing a temporary lockdown at the school.
Trevor Honeycutt, 19, was charged with criminal trespassing for the incident Friday, May 17, according to court documents.
Honeycutt, a former student at the school, didn’t pose a threat to any students and there was no evidence that he possessed any weapons, Sheriff Mike Breedlove said.
The teen was seen on surveillance video riding to school with a student and then waiting in the parking lot before entering the building through a nonfunctioning door, according to a deputy report. After meeting up with the student who drove him there, the pair left the building together, according to the report.
A deputy later learned that Honeycutt was planning to be in the county courthouse and arrested him there. Honeycutt “admitted to entering the school without permission,” according to the report.
Honeycutt was given a bond of $1,000 and was released from the Cheatham County jail later that day, according to the jail. He will appear in court for the charge June 19.
The Cheatham County school district posted about the incident on Facebook that morning at 8:20 a.m.
“Cheatham County Central High School was on a brief lockdown this morning as an unauthorized individual was at the school. The school has been cleared and is now operating on a normal schedule,” according to the post.
The damaged door that Honeycutt used to enter the building is scheduled to be repaired as part of the district’s capital improvement plan, spokesperson Tim Adkins said.
“The incident has been handled appropriately,” Adkins said. “School safety is our top priority.”