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Father Facing Charges After Allegedly Bringing Loaded Gun To Florida Middle School


A father is facing several charges after allegedly bringing a loaded gun to a Florida middle school Monday.

Christopher Freeman, 27, received a FaceTime call at 3 p.m. Monday from his son who claimed a Bear Lakes Middle School teacher “slammed” him, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The father arrived at the school about one hour later.

“I want to see the guy who slammed my son,” Freeman said, according to WPTV. “I’ve got something for him.”

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The father was “visibly upset” and was “yelling and screaming” as he was in a wheelchair. A school resource officer noticed Freeman had a gun sticking out of his pant, WaPo reported.

The middle school was put on Code Red lockdown, WPTV reported.

The father said he did not have plans to hurt anybody and that his gun was loaded for security purposes, according to WaPo.

Freeman allegedly told an assistant principal who called earlier in the afternoon about the incident involving the son that “If this isn’t my son, you’re all dead,” WaPo reported.

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Charges include possession of a firearm on school grounds, aggravated assault, and disruption of a school function, according to WPTV. Freeman’s bond is set at $75,000. The father will be on house arrest, will be unable to contact witnesses not will be allowed within 500 feet of a Palm County Beach School District if he posts bond. Freeman will also not be allowed to have any weapons.

Bear Lakes Middle School did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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