Florida Father Arrested After He And Another Parent Called To School About Their Children End Up In Parking Lot Fight, Police Say
A Florida man with a gun was arrested after getting into a fight with a fellow parent in a school parking lot, officials said.
On Feb. 22, deputies were called to Glade View Elementary School in Belle Glade about an altercation, WPBF reported.
When police arrived, they found adults talking over each other and heard the mention of a gun.
Officers approached the group, asked where the gun was, and Duane Mark Blake, 27, took them to his vehicle, according to officials.
Inside the vehicle, officers located the firearm inside a black pouch on the floor in front of the passenger-side seat, police said.
An investigation showed the parents were initially called to the school about their children, who are students at the school, but then the parents got into a fight.
During the altercation, Blake was wearing the black pouch and put a hand on it and said he had a gun and started to unzip it while allegedly threatening to shoot one of the parents, police learned, according to WPBF.
Officers spoke with a school employee, who claimed she saw two parents arguing, causing a code-red lockdown at the shcool. She also alleged Blake was wearing the black pouch across his chest and started to unzip it, according to police.
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Surveillance footage recovered from the scene allegedly shows Blake going to his vehicle around 5:00 p.m. and grabbing the black pouch and putting it on his chest. The other parent is seen escorted to her vehicle, but Blake allegedly follows her, her child and a staff member, police said.
Blake was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school property, aggravated assault, carrying a concealed weapon in specific locations and disturbing the peace.
He was booked into the West Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.
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