A Florida middle school was placed on lockdown after an angry father brought a loaded AK-47 to the school. The man, 27-year-old Christopher Freeman, alleged his son called him crying after a resource officer slammed him.
” ‘You’re going to need more than what you got because of what I got,’ ” Freeman said according to an arrest affidavit. “He also said ‘I want to see the guy who slammed my son. I’ve got something for him.’ “
According to a police report, Freeman arrived at the school in a wheelchair and was upset after receiving an emotional call from his son. He then went to Bear Lakes Middle School with a loaded assault rifle that he reportedly purchased a year ago from a friend.
Freeman was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, disrupting the peace and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $75,000, but authorities are asking to have it revoked due to another unrelated criminal case against him.
Defense attorney Jack Fleischman plans to argue against the revoked bond and hopes to get the charges dropped.
“This was more of a misunderstanding than a crime. He had no intention of harming anyone,” Fleischman said. “We’re interested in seeing if there is any security video from school because there were allegations about his child being hit.”
Freeman said he carries the AK-47 with him regularly for protection, but forget it was on his person. He also alleged he didn’t know it was illegal to have the weapon on school grounds.