William & Mary professor charged with brandishing gun at son's birthday party

William & Mary professor charged with brandishing gun at son's birthday party

Credit: College of William & Mary

Philip deCamp

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by 13 News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 11:25 PM

JAMES CITY COUNTY--An adjunct William & Mary professor was arrested Monday for brandishing a firearm in front of children.

According to Major Stephen Rubino with James City County Police, Philip Draper deCamp, 50,  was  charged with four counts of brandishing a firearm after an incident that happened on May 18th at his home.

Rubino said deCamp became annoyed during a sleepover for his son's 12th birthday and brought out a gun in front of his son and 10 of his son's friends.

According to Rubino,  two of the boys' mothers contacted the James City County Child Protective Services after learning of the incident and filed a complaint.

After an investigation, the Commonwealth Attorney's office brought the charges against deCamp and he was taken into custody Monday.

According to William & Mary's website, deCamp is a part-time professor in the math department.

 

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