Dad banned from school after showing principal his gun license during argument

ARLINGTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts parent has been banned form his son’s elementary school after officials say he threatened the principal by showing his gun license, according to CBS Boston.

The man, Robert Goodwin, 41, says he is not a threat to anyone and claims he is being treated unfairly.

According to CBS Boston, Arlington police said that to “play it safe,” they revoked Goodwin’s firearms license and removed his hunting rifle from his home.

The incident happened during a heated private discussion between Goodwin and Michael Hanna, principal at the Stratton Elementary School. Goodwin said the argument was over a picture his son drew at school that was “inappropriate,” according to the principal.

“During that discussion I compared my legally owned license to carry firearms with the picture that my son drew,” Goodwin said.

The school sent a letter home to parents from Superintendent Kathleen Bodie that states:

“This argument certainly went above and beyond the scope of a normal disagreement, and therefore the policies and procedures that Arlington Public Schools have in place were immediately activated to make sure that students, faculty, and staff remained safe.”

Goodwin was not charged but he is no longer allowed on school property other than to drop off and pick up his son.

Read more: CBS Boston