A New Jersey elementary school was put on alert this week, after a man with a gun was arrested ouside of a primary.
The suspect was found on Thursday afternoon in the front seat of his SUV, at Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield, holding a loaded 45 caliber pistol. This is how the Union County Prosecutor’s Office stated.
The classes of the day had already ended, but they issued a temporary block in the school because some students were still on the premises doing extracurricular activities.
The man was identified as Thomas J. Wilkie, 46 years old. It is originally from Bear, Delaware.
The authorities received a report from the New Castle police in Delaware, indicating that Wilkie was on his way to school and could be armed.
Wilkie was charged with illegal possession of a weapon in the second degree, possession of hollow point bullets in the fourth degree and illegal entry to school grounds in the fourth degree.
On Monday, June 10, Wilkie posted on Facebook that he has no home. “To all my friends from FB out there, I am currently living in my car and I have nowhere to go. If I could be on someone’s couch to have a safe place to stay, I would be eternally grateful, “the publication said.
“I guess I’ll see who my real friends are and who will choose to volunteer and help me. I do not cause problems and I do not use drugs or anything of that mie # $% “, finalized in the publication.
The next day he wrote again: “It’s 3 AM and I can not sleep with these drug addicts, drunks, pimps and prostitutes bothering me in my car all night. Ugh being homeless is the worst! “
Wilkie is being held in the Union County jail, awaiting his first hearing scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. According to the officers, criminal convictions in the second degree are punishable by 5 to 10 years in state prison.