Man charged with bringing AK-47 to school after call from son

Christopher Freeman booking photo - courtesy Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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 pistol during a search.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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