Springfield search uncovers firearms after student’s threat

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SPRINGFIELD — A search warrant executed by local and state authorities on March 14 led to the recovery of illegal firearms and the arrest of two individuals, following a 12-year-old’s threat to bring a gun to school.

The Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit, along with the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the ATF Boston Field Division, seized two large-capacity firearms and arrested 24-year-old Ramon Gonzalez and 20-year-old Nathan Gonzalez at an apartment on the 100 block of White Street around 2:30 p.m.

After the student’s alleged comments about firearm access, police approached the child’s mother, Lilly Casanova, requesting a home visit.

Casanova refused entry without a warrant, an uncommon response in such scenarios, according to the Detective Bureau.

Subsequent intelligence led to a video showing the minor with a gun, prompting detectives to secure a search warrant.

During the operation, officers found a loaded firearm with 14 rounds, an additional 15-round magazine, a second loaded firearm, a high-capacity magazine, and various ammunition.

None of the home’s occupants possessed a license to carry.

Ramon Gonzalez faces multiple charges, including possession of a firearm without an FID card, possession of a large-capacity firearm, and improper storage near a minor.

Nathan Gonzalez has been charged with similar offenses.

Casanova will also face criminal charges for her involvement.

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