WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man showed up at a junior high school with a loaded gun after his son contacted him to say a teacher had pushed him.
The Palm Beach Post reports that 27-year-old Christopher Freeman was arrested Monday afternoon at Bear Lakes Middle School and charged with aggravated assault, possessing a weapon on school property and disturbing the peace.
Palm Beach County School District police say Freeman’s son had video-called him in tears, saying a teacher had “slammed him.” Freeman told police he then saw an adult grab the boy before the call ended.
A police officer met with Freeman when he arrived at the school. The officer reported seeing what appeared to be a gun sticking out of Freeman’s pants, prompting a school lockdown. Police found a loaded AK-47 during a search.
According to ABC News, Freeman told police he forgot he was carrying the AK-47. The suspect also reportedly said he didn’t know it was against school rules.