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Springfield man charged with waving gun on school bus

March 4, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man has been charged with forcing his way onto a school bus and threatening a bus monitor with a gun after two of his children were thrown off.

The Republican (http://bit.ly/1OV75rq ) reports that Francisco Irenes pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault with a dangerous weapon and breach of peace while armed. He was held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

The police report says the confrontation took place Wednesday after two of Irenes’ three children were removed from the bus for causing a disturbance.

Police say Irenes showed up demanding custody of a third child, boarded the bus and threatened to beat up and cut off the head of the monitor, before pulling a firearm and waving it around.

Irenes’ lawyer said one witness said no gun was displayed.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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