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Trial for man accused of bringing airsoft gun into Manchester, NH, school starts Thursday


MANCHESTER - A trial for a man who prompted a high school lockdown Sept. 25 starts Thursday.

Damian Johnson is accused of bringing an airsoft gun into the school, along with a knife, and hiding them in a friend's backpack to avoid being arrested.

Police said his former teacher said he simply went to the school to ask her for a letter of recommendation to attend college.

Johnson is being tried on several misdemeanor charges, including criminal trespassing and creating a disturbance in a school.

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