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Arlington dad who showed gun permit will not face charges

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MEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) -

The father accused of making verbal threats and showing his gun permit to his son’s principal in Arlington will not face charges.

Robert Goodwin reportedly went to the school after the principal raised questions about a drawing the man's son made.

The principal said the boy had drawn a phallic symbol, but 40-year-old Robert Goodwin said his son had actually drawn a gun similar to one he’d seen in ‘Despicable Me.’

Goodwin then reportedly took out his gun permit and the principal notified police.

“Our system of justice is great because it gives us the opportunity to get to the truth,” Goodwin’s attorney Mark Miliotis said.

When questioned under oath, the principal told a clerk magistrate he did not feel threatened.

The clerk denied a criminal complaint against Goodwin and the Arlington Police Chief said he would respect that decision and not press charges.
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