A Florida father got an unexpected FaceTime call from his son on Monday, prompting an angered reaction that left him facing charges.
Christopher Freeman, 27, got the call from his crying son around 3 p.m. The boy was in class at Bear Lakes Middle School at the time, according to WPTV.
The son told his dad that a teacher had “slammed” him and the call ended when an adult grabbed the child, causing him to drop his phone.
Freeman later got a call from the school’s assistant principal. He told the administrator:
“If this isn’t my son, you’re all dead.”
Around 4 p.m., the father went to the school and was stopped by a resource officer.
Freeman appeared to have the handle of a gun sticking out of his pants, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. The father yelled:
“I want to see the guy who slammed my son. I’ve got something for him.”
Freeman was taken outside and the school was put into Code Red lockdown. A police search revealed the dad had an AK-47 Mini Draco pistol and a 30-round magazine.
When questioned, the father said that he didn’t know guns weren’t allowed on school property and forgot that he had the weapon on him.
Freeman said he never intended to actually hurt anyone with the AK-47.
He was arrested and charged with disrupting a school function, possession of a firearm on school grounds, and aggravated assault with a weapon.
The father is currently being held on $75,000 bond.
It’s unclear if the school investigated Freeman’s claims that a teacher “slammed” his son.