Yarmouth Man Found Guilty Of Taking Gun To College

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) _ A Cape Cod Community College student who brought a loaded gun to campus has been found guilty of carrying a firearm without a license and carrying it on school grounds.

Jason Whitehead of Yarmouth was sentenced this week to serve 18 months of a 21/2-years jail sentence.

Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Whitehead will receive credit for time served and the remaining year will be suspended for five years. He must also undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Whitehead was arrested March 19 after a college security guard spotted ammunition inside his vehicle and called police.

Police say Whitehead made comments about the end of the world and said the gun was for his protection.

His lawyer told the Cape Cod Times that Whitehead did not plan any violence and is remorseful.
Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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