Uniontown, Pennsylvania – According to stories coming out of Uniontown, PA, Jonathan Michael Campbell showed up at a local middle School and told school officials he was an Army Vet and wanted to talk to the kids about Veterans day.
Well first red flag was he was wearing an Air Force uniform not an Army uniform. This is a perfect example of why Stolen Valor and impersonating a member of the military should carry a stiffer penalty.
The public holds a certain trust for those they see in uniform, same as they trust police officers. Luckily Pennsylvania did charge him with impersonating a public servant, all states should have a law that classifies the Military as a public servant the same as police officers, mainly because the public holds a certain trust for an individual in a Military uniform.
According to Triblive.com:
A 23-year-old Fayette County man was charged Friday with going to a school and claiming to be a Military veteran when he was not.
Jonathan Michael Campbell of Uniontown was arraigned on charges of impersonating a public servant and disorderly conduct.
Campbell went unannounced and unscheduled to Laurel Highlands Middle School on Hookton Avenue about 10 a.m. Monday, state police at Uniontown said.
He identified himself as an Army veteran and said he wanted to speak with students about Veterans Day, Superintendent Jesse Wallace III said Saturday.
An assistant principal and security guard intervened, denied Campbell access and escorted him off school property, police and Wallace said. The principal then called police.
“His appearance, behavior, and showing up unscheduled shed doubt on his claim to be who and what he claimed to be,” Wallace said.
Campbell claimed to be from the Army but was wearing an Air Force uniform, police said.
Campbell was never a member of the armed forces, nor any other country’s, and admitted lying, police said.
Authorities offered no explanation for why Campbell would allegedly make such claims.
Campbell, who was jailed in lieu of posting $10,000 bond, will have a preliminary hearing Nov. 24 before Uniontown District Judge Michael Metros.
We are working on getting a photo of Jonathan so we can post his face all over the Internet, I can’t even think of what he wanted to say to those kids. This is another very good example as to why we need tougher laws when it comes to impersonation of a member of the Military.
I love our fans, our reach on our Facebook page makes it so we have fans in every corner of the US, including in Uniontown. Two of our fans reached out to us tonight and sent us photos of Jonathan, a BOLO flyer and the court documents, all posted below. Thanks guys, you truly make my job easier.
Seems he does have mental issues, and a lengthy criminal record and was on his way to another school when he was arrested.
Again thanks to the fans that reached out to us to provide the missing information, I won’t post your names for privacy reasons but you know who you are.
We will update this article after his court date on the 24th.
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