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Probation For Jefferson City Man In Lincoln University Lockdown

Lincoln University
Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

A Jefferson City man has been placed on unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2014 lockdown at Lincoln University.

Aaron Burns was put on two years of unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty in Cole County to misdemeanor third-degree assault. He had been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon stemming from a November 2014 incident at Lincoln.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that court documents showed witnesses told authorities Burns was on the campus wielding a firearm in November 2014, leading to a lockdown at the school.

Burns also cannot trespass on Lincoln University property or possess firearms.

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