SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has ordered an English teacher to stand trial on allegations he carried a loaded gun and knife onto the campus of a middle school.
Ned Carter Walker, 41, was ordered Tuesday to be tried on the felony charges.
Police say Farb Middle School staff members told them Walker expressed love for firearms and said he was keeping ammunition in locked classroom cabinets.
A police search of the cabinets didn't turn up anything, but when police patted Walker down, they found a loaded .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol and small knife.
Defense attorney Michael Berg says Walker had the registered and licensed gun to protect students, and no one at school ever saw him with the weapon.
Berg has been placed on administrative leave.