Police arrested a Florida father on Monday for allegedly bringing a loaded AK-47 to his son’s center faculty and making dying threats in the direction of academics.
Christopher Freeman, 27, was arrested at Bear Lakes Center College in West Palm Seaside, Florida, round Four p.m. after a faculty useful resource officer informed police that he noticed a big handgun protruding of Freeman’s pants, in response to a police report.
The college was positioned on lockdown after the incident.
Freeman, who arrived in a wheelchair, allegedly informed faculty staff that they might all be useless in the event that they did not let him communicate together with his son.
“Freeman was visibly upset and was yelling and screaming ‘you are going to want greater than what you bought due to what I obtained,'” in response to the arrest affidavit. “He additionally mentioned ‘I wish to see the man who slammed my son. I’ve obtained one thing for him.'”
Freeman informed police that he was upset as a result of his son referred to as him crying earlier within the day as a result of a instructor “slammed him,” the affidavit mentioned.
“Whereas Freeman was talking with him, his son was grabbed by an grownup and his telephone went flying out of his arms. Somebody then hung up the telephone,” Freeman mentioned, in response to the police report. “Freeman mentioned he was very upset and got here to the varsity.”
Police mentioned he was armed with an AK-47 Mini Draco pistol with a 30-round prolonged journal. The gun was loaded with one within the chamber, police mentioned.
Freeman mentioned he bought the gun from a pal a couple of yr in the past and carries it on a regular basis for cover, police mentioned. He mentioned he forgot he had it with him and mentioned he did not know that it was towards faculty guidelines.
Freeman was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on faculty grounds, aggravated assault with a weapon and disrupting the peace.
He was being held on a $75,000 bond, however authorities motioned to have the bond revoked, citing a separate energetic prison case towards him.
His lawyer, Jack Fleischman, mentioned he plans to struggle the bond revocation and hopes to get the latest costs dropped.
“This was extra of a misunderstanding than a criminal offense. He had no intention of harming anybody,” Fleischman informed ABC Information. “We’re occupied with seeing if there’s any safety video from faculty as a result of there have been allegations about his youngster being hit.”
His subsequent scheduled courtroom look is April 4. He intends to plead not responsible, in response to Fleischman.