New Jersey Elementary School concluded Thursday afternoon after a man with a loaded gun and dozens of cartridges was found in the school's parking lot.
Police responded to the Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield, New Jersey, after receiving a call from Delaware's police, saying Thomas Wilkes was on his way to the school, Westfield Police Department said.
When the police arrived, they found Willy in a SUV with a .45 caliber pistol loaded with hollow bullets, according to a statement by the Prosecution Office of the Union County.
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The 46-year-old from Bear, Delaware, was instantly admitted to police arrest while the building was locked, according to Westfield Police Department.
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The lock was lifted after building and perimeter security, police said.
Willy is accused of illegally possessing second-degree weapons, possession of fourth-degree bullets, and entering a fourth degree on a school grounds, according to a statement by the Prosecutor's Office of the Union District.
Wilkes' father told NJ.com that his son was traveling to school because of a problem with a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend who worked there. He also said that Thomas's brother had reported it to Delaware State Police.
If convicted, he could face five to ten years in prison for illicit possession of weapons.
His next appearance is scheduled for June 19th.
Matt Foster from ABC News contributed to this report.