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Braintree parent faces charges after bringing gun to elementary school

A Braintree parent is facing charges after he allegedly brought a handgun to an elementary school Friday morning.

Matthew Vacher, 36, was arrested Friday after a handgun was allegedly found in a backpack he brought to the Ross Elementary School on Hayward Street, Braintree police said in a statement.

He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court on charges of carrying a firearm on school grounds and failure to properly secure a firearm, according to police.