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Palm Beach County father accused of bringing AK-47 to school expected in court Tuesday

Posted at 10:00 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 22:00:07-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Palm Beach County father, accused of bringing a loaded AK-47 to his son's middle school, is expected to be in court Tuesday.

A Risk Protection Order hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. for 27-year-old Christopher Freeman.

According to his arrest report, Freeman showed up at Bear Lakes Middle School on March 11, and was visibly upset because of an incident involving his son.

A school resource officer said he found Freeman in front of the main office with a loaded Romarm/Cugir AK-47 Mini Draco pistol sticking out of the front of his pants.

Freeman claimed he was upset because a teacher had slammed his son earlier in the day.

Freeman said he didn't realize he was carrying the weapon because he carries it all the time for protection, and he didn't intend to harm anyone, according to police.

Freeman is facing several charges including possession of a firearm on school grounds, aggravated assault, and disruption of a school function.

At a hearing earlier this month, a judge said Freeman can't possess any weapons.

At Tuesday's Risk Protection Order hearing, a judge is expected to decide if that no weapons order will continue.