A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of bringing a weapon onto school grounds after he repeatedly showed up at West Point Elementary School in Calaveras County wearing a 14-inch sheath knife, according to The Record newspaper in Stockton.
The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called to the school just before noon Jan. 18 to investigate a report of a verbal dispute.
School officials said John Cargile, a parent of a pupil there, was upset over not being able to have a knife at the school, The Record reported. A teacher said that two days earlier, Cargile had arrived at the school about 2 p.m. with what appeared to be a 14-inch sheath knife on his leg.
School officials said they attempted to explain that such weapons were not allowed at the school.
When Cargile arrived at the school a second time with the knife on Jan. 18, he reportedly took the knife to his vehicle when asked to but also launched into another verbal dispute and yelled at school officials before leaving.
When sheriff's deputies contacted Cargile at his home later, he told them he had forgotten that he was wearing the knife the second time that he took it to the school.
Deputies arrested Cargile. His wife, Brandi Margritz-Cargile, was arrested on misdemeanor warrants.