CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Clendenin man pleaded guilty on Monday to possession of a deadly weapon on school property after an incident last year at Herbert Hoover High School.
Russell Edward Elswick, 52, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 by Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.
Last November, the school was put on precautionary lockdown after staff reported that a man was brandishing a shotgun outside of the school.
A custodian who told police he confronted Elswick said the man told him he "had business to take care of."
Police found Elswick in his vehicle near the school and had to physically remove him. A Remington Model 870 shotgun and several rounds of ammunition were found in the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.
Police said at the time that the man appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.