Lawrence Charles Filion, 33, 9380 E. Wizard of Oz Way, Cromwell, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail late last week on a charge of possession of a firearm on school property. The incident occurred on Nov. 1 at Wawasee Middle School.
The probable cause affidavit filed with the court shows on Nov. 1 a parent told a coach of one of the teams playing football that Filion was carrying a handgun in his back pocket. The game was at Wawasee Middle School.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Bucher responded and advised Filion he was not to possess on his person a handgun on school property. Filion stated he had just come from the gun range and forgot to take the handgun out of his pocket.
He admitted he did know the gun was in his pocket and he was carrying it to protect his children and himself. He removed the 9 mm Sig semi-automatic with seven cartridges in the clip and gave it to Bucher. He also provided a lifetime handgun carry permit. The officer unloaded the gun and took possession of the firearm. The unloaded gun was returned to Filion following the game.
Filion did not have the permission or consent from the Wawasee Community School Corp., School Board to have the gun on school property.
His bond was set at $1,000 surety.