Federal prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man who allegedly tried to carry a gun into a Kansas City school building.
Ronnie B. Brim of Kansas City was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Brim is accused of carrying a 9 mm handgun in a backpack Tuesday night as he tried to enter Manual Career Technical Center at 1215 E. Truman Road, where he attended classes.
A security guard found the weapon. Brim ran from the building when the officer attempted to detain him, according to court documents. He left behind the backpack, which contained documents with Brim’s name on them.
Later Tuesday night, police went to Brim’s south Kansas City apartment. A woman who answered the door told them he was not there. She refused to let officers search the apartment.
A short time later, someone called 911 to report a shooting a few blocks from the apartment. In court documents, police said they believed the calls were made in an unsuccessful attempt to lure officers away from the apartment.
Eventually, Brim surrendered to police.
According to court records, he has a felony conviction in Jackson County for trafficking in drugs.