- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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 pistol during a search.

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