A Florida man was arrested after he was accused of bringing a loaded gun to his son’s school after receiving a call from the boy saying that his teacher had physically assaulted him.
According to his arrest report, 27-year-old Christopher Freeman showed up at Bear Lakes Middle School in West Palm Beach Monday (Mar. 11) and was visibly upset over an incident involving his son.
The school’s Assistant Principal told police he had called Freeman earlier in the day, and Freeman told him: “If this isn’t my son, you’re all dead.”
A school resource officer said he saw Freeman in front of the main office with a gun sticking out of his pants.
“I want to see the guy who slammed my son. I’ve got something for him,” Freeman said, according to his arrest report.
At that point, the school was placed on a Code Red lockdown as officers searched Freeman, who was found with a loaded Romarm/Cugir AK-47 Mini Draco pistol. He was arrested on the spot.
Freeman said the reason why he came to the school so upset was that his son called him on FaceTime crying, saying that a teacher had slammed him.
Freeman said he didn’t realize he had the weapon on him because he carries it all the time for protection, and he didn’t intend to harm anyone.
The dad is facing a number of charges, including possession of a firearm on school grounds, aggravated assault, and disruption of a school function.
If Freeman posts bond, which is $75,000, he’ll be placed on house arrest and must stay at least 500 feet from any Palm Beach County School. He’ll also not be allowed to possess any weapons or have any contact with witnesses.
via: WPTV 5 News