Former KSU student gets probation in handgun case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky State University student who pulled a handgun in a crowded student center has been sentenced to three years of probation.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate issued the sentence for 25-year-old Christopher Sims on Friday after assurances that he would get long-term psychiatric care and live with his mother in Mississippi, according to The State Journal (

Sims pleaded guilty but mentally ill in June to several charges including unlawful possession of a weapon on school property. He was arrested March 2, 2010 after police say he threatened to kill everyone in KSU's student center cafeteria.

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