Tennessee man, 29, charged after riding bus and entering school

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a 29-year-old Tennessee man who rode on a school bus and walked into a high school with students has been charged with trespassing.

News outlets cited an arrest report from the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department in reporting that a deputy was called to Grainger County High School on Tuesday and spoke to Juan Purkey, who told him he had ridden a school bus to the facility.

Grainger County School District Superintendent James Atkins said in a statement that Purkey had been standing on the side of the road with papers and a binder when a substitute bus driver saw him and thought he was a student.

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