Father charged after son brings gun to Greenville elementary school

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The father of a student has been charged after police say his son brought a gun to a Greenville elementary school on Monday.

Greenville police confirm that a student was caught playing with an old, unloaded gun at Lakeforest Elementary School by an employee.

A police spokeswoman said there were no threats associated with the gun and that the child was too young to charge.

Police say the gun was found in a closet at the home by the boy.

James Parker, 32, has been charged with failure to secure a firearm by police.

At least one parent told WITN that the school did not tell them what happened on Monday until this afternoon.

Pitt County Schools sent a statement saying:

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