Authorities said they discovered a family living and stockpiling several weapons inside a Nevada children’s museum, resulting in the arrest of the father who also worked there, according to reports.
A man, identified as 41-year-olf Wilbert Calhoun, was taken into custody last month and charged with child neglect and danger, KOLO-TV reported.
The charges come after a toddler, who is reportedly Chlhoun’s child, was found by deputies at a business near the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office told the outlet.
Deputies allege that they discovered Calhoun, who served as a janitor at the museum, was living in storage rooms inside the establishment with his wife and five children. Per KOLO-TV, Calhoun’s wife also worked as the museum as a manager, and both were terminated following the incident.
According to an arrest report obtained by Carson Now, authorities found clothes, mattresses, and other household items inside the museum. A board member for the museum later contacted deputies and informed them that firearms —including multiple handguns and an AK-47 style pistol— and marijuana were also found.
“We are shocked and saddened that this happened on our watch, and we are working hard to make sure that nothing like this will ever happen again,” the board of directors told KOLO-TV in a statement. “We are looking into the best path to reopen in a way that not only assures the safety of all of our visitors but that we as a community can be proud of as well.”
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