TROY — A high school teacher was suspended without pay after a search of his classroom found a loaded gun, knives and ammunition. Jason Hensley, 47, was suspended by Montgomery County Schools. A search of Hensley’s desk at Montgomery Central High School turned up a loaded .380-caliber handgun.
An additional investigation of the classroom turned up concealed knives and ammunition. Hensley, who is a health-science teacher, is a part-time police officer with the town of Mount Gilead. While he may have been in violation of school system policy, there was nothing illegal about having the gun in the classroom.