Reporting Pablo Guzmán
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a gun scare at a Queens school earlier this week. A third-grader brought a loaded 9mm and allegedly sold it to another student for $3.
The boy’s father then landed in jail, CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports.
Guzman visited the boy’s house on Friday and then the school, P.S. 107, where he brought the weapon. Police said the 9mm Taurus contained three live rounds. The father, 54-year-old Ignacio Galvan, spent Thursday night locked up as a result.
The father told authorities he kept the gun on top of the refrigerator. The boy who purchased it brought it home and his mother saw it. She went back to the school furious. The NYPD was called.
“[The gun] should be locked up. I don’t know the full story of that whole home situation, so I can’t really comment, but it’s terrible,” said Colette McArdle, co-president of the school’s PTA.
Galvan was arrested on two felony gun charges, a third felony charge, and also for endangering the welfare of a child. The serial numbers on the gun had been scratched off, one reason why the father has been in jail since Thursday. His son was expected to face juvenile charges.
The father told police he had had the gun for years, and kept it for self-defense.
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