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Parent charged after gun goes off at Howell elementary school

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 19:20:18-05

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.

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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.