A Florida man is facing charges after he went to his son’s school to retrieve a loaded gun he left in his son’s backpack, authorities say.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools told WSVN that Ramon Nuiry went back to his son’s elementary school Thursday morning after dropping him off and asked to speak with him. While Nuiry was with his son, he retrieved the loaded gun from the backpack and left.
The third grader told school officials the gun had been in his backpack and that his father came to get it.
When Nuiry came to pick his son up from school alter in the afternoon, he was arrested.
Aryam Alvarez-Garcia, the principal of the school, called parents Thursday night to let them know what had occurred.
“Miami-Dade School Police arrested a parent after he forgot to remove a weapon he had stored in his child’s backpack,” she said in a recorded message. “There is no evidence that the child ever removed the object from his bag. The isolated incident was quickly handled by school staff and police, resulting in no disruption to the school day.”
Nuiry is facing multiple charges, including possessing a gun on school property.
John J. Schuster, the executive director of Miami-Dade Public Schools, issued a statement to the media regarding the incident:
“The actions of this irresponsible parent who would risk the safety and security of children and others by storing a weapon in his child’s book bag are abhorrent and reckless. It is extremely fortunate that this incident was handled quickly and safely, without any disruption to the school day.”
It is unclear why Nuiry left the firearm in his son’s backpack.