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TN school officer reprimanded for brandishing gun

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Knox County Schools security officer has been reprimanded for brandishing a gun at a fellow officer while at Bearden High School.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Monday that the incident occurred the week of Nov. 12. Security Officer Joseph T. Odom received a written reprimand after he was accused of pointing his gun at fellow Security Officer James Schronce.

Odom did not comment to the newspaper when reached by phone, and Schronce said he was instructed not to talk about the incident. The reprimand does not say if any students were present or nearby when the incident occurred. Odom has been transferred to another school.

Schools spokeswoman Melissa Ogden said Odom was counseled and received additional training.

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