Man charged in rape of stepdaughter at Nashville park — James Denson jailed on $150K bond

41-year-old James Denson is jailed in lieu of a $150,000 bond after being booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday, charged with the rape of a child. Officers responded to a middle school in Nashville after a 12-year-old disclosed to an investigator with the Department of Children’s Services she had been raped by her step-father at a local park after driving her there on his motorcycle, just days before his birthday earlier this month. Denson, who associates himself with several local ‘motorcycle/street bike clubs’ on his social media accounts, admitted to detectives that he drove her to a local Park, but requested a lawyer before answering any further questions. He remains jailed in restricted housing at DCSO.

Teen found with Hammerli rifle at Tom Joy Elementary after school hours — Devin Adams #PreTrialRelease

18-year-old Devin Adams is charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds after police found him parked in the rear parking lot of Tom Joy Elementary School just before midnight Monday. He told officers he always carried the .22 Hammerli rifle, which was fully loaded with a round in the chamber, with him everywhere for ‘protection’. He is free on pre-trial release.

Parent charged after threatening to “shoot up” Wright Middle School in Nashville — Osama Awali

51-year-old Osama Awali is jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond after threatening to “shoot up” Wright Middle School in Nashville. Upset that the school denied his request to transfer his daughter from the school, he called the MNPS customer service line on Monday and stated that he would show up Tuesday and “punch the principal”, Sharada Deaton, and continued that he “may as well shoot up the place”. He was taken into custody Tuesday as he arrived in the student drop-off lane. Awali is charged with Communicating a threat against a school employee, a misdemeanor.

School Board Showdown. Board member asks teachers to come wearing masks, Director seeks to fill seats with his own friends

A school board member asking teachers to show up in masks. A judge on the radio asking black listeners to show up and fill the seats first. Welcome to the first Metro School Board meeting of 2019, tonight at 5 p.m.