HOWELL, Mich. (WXYZ) — Prosecutors have charged a parent after his gun went off while at an elementary school in Howell. The 25-year-old man, who school officials say is permitted to carry a concealed weapon, shot himself in the leg.
Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt announced the charges Thursday.
The defendant, whose name is being withheld until his arraignment on Feb. 12, is facing a felony weapons charge.
The incident happened at Three Fires Elementary School on Jan. 17. The defendant is charged with carrying a pistol in a vehicle in a school zone, which is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.