Published Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 | 2:12 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 | 6 p.m.
A father of a 9-year-old boy who took a gun and ammunition to a west valley elementary school last week is a Las Vegas corrections officer, according to officials.
After the Clark County District Attorney’s Office announced today it had filed criminal charges, Bryan Kline, 36, was arrested, jail logs show.
He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center on one felony count of child abuse and a misdemeanor count of aiding a child in possession of a gun, logs show.
Kline, whose son is enrolled at Helen Marie Smith Elementary School, was hired as a corrections officer in January 2017, Las Vegas spokesman David Riggleman said.
The city, which was conducting its own investigation to see if there were any policy violations, also was cooperating with Metro Police and prosecutors, Riggleman said.
Acting on a tip from another student, school officials found the gun in the boy’s backpack on Sept. 19, Clark County School District Police Capt. Roberto Morales said.
“We are so fortunate that this incident did not result in any injuries or deaths,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a news release. “The responsibility for proper gun safety lies with adults.”
Kline enabled his son access to the gun and bullets, Wolfson said. “The child, in turn, exposed many other schoolchildren and adults to a possible tragedy,” he said.
The felony charge carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison, and the misdemeanor up to six months in jail with a $1,000 fine, officials said.