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Man charged after child brings 2 handguns to elementary school


Man charged after child brings 2 handguns to elementary school (Granby Police Department)
Man charged after child brings 2 handguns to elementary school (Granby Police Department)
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EAST GRANBY, Conn. (WKRC) - A Connecticut man is facing charges after a child brought two handguns to school on Friday.

Police say the guns belong to 32-year-old Kenneth Pariaug, but wouldn't specify what his relationship is to the child.

A parent at the school, Danielle Lawrence, says she was told the student never took the guns out or talked about them, but staff knew somehow to check his backpack.

"They want to know why we didn’t go into lockdown. Why weren't we notified right away when the incident occurred? I know privacy is a thing, but we have kids in the school. Wednesday is the anniversary of Sandy Hook. This is sort of a big deal," Lawrence said.

She also says she doesn't understand why Pariaug wasn't paying more attention.

“They’re six-to-seven years old, they’re not packing their own backpacks in the morning. At least, I know their parents are helping them," said Lawrence. "I go through her [my daughter's] stuff, making sure she has everything. So, the fact he was able to get out of the house with two guns in his bag is really alarming.”

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Pariaug was charged with reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. He was arrested, but released on a $10,000 bond.

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