N.J. priest aims gun at boy:

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

A New Jersey priest pointed a func­tion­ing mus­ket at a young boy in­side the church’s rec­tory and in­di­cated he would fire, an in­ci­dent that may have been spurred by a football ri­valry. The Rev. Kevin Carter, 54, was free Satur­day af­ter post­ing $15,000 cash bail, a day af­ter Bergen County pros­e­cu­tors an­nounced he was charged with child en­dan­ger­ment and ag­gra­vated as­sault by point­ing a firearm. In a Sept. 13 in­ci­dent at St. Mar­garet of Cor­tona Ro­man Catholic Church in Lit­tle Ferry, Carter asked an 8-year-old boy who had ar­rived for a ser­vice with his fam­ily to step into one of the rec­tory’s rooms and stand against a wall, pros­e­cu­tors said. When the boy did, the priest al­legedly pointed the un­loaded but fully func­tion­ing mus­ket at him. County Pros­e­cu­tor John Mo­linelli said Carter, a New York Giants fan, and the boy, who roots for the Dal­las Cowboys, were talk­ing about football shortly be­fore the in­ci­dent oc­curred. The two NFL teams were sched­uled to play that night, so it’s not clear if the in­ci­dent was pos­si­bly a joke that went bad.

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