Andrew Lavorato, 51, of McLouth, Kan., was charged with two counts of improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle.
The elementary building went into “stay put” mode just after 10 a.m. Tuesday as officers investigated a report of a suspicious truck parked on the school’s access road, a police report said.
Officers were tipped off by a Menard’s employee, who said the truck’s driver asked him about acquiring marijuana and cocaine, and the driver also bragged about having some guns.
Officers arrived and ordered Lavorato from his truck at gunpoint. Officers then searched the cab, finding an AR-15 and an AK-47, as well as various types of ammunition, the report said.
Lavorato said he was protecting his Second Amendment rights by carrying the weapons. He was arrested and taken to the Erie County jail.