Investigators say a teacher at the El Centro day care center on the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard found a gun inside the girl’s nursery bag shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday. A police officer arrived at the daycare and recovered the weapon, a Jimenez Arms 9mm handgun loaded with hollow point rounds. Investigators say the gun had been stolen from Philadelphia.
After an investigation, the girl’s father, 25-year-old Rakeem Williams of Lindenwold, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Receiving Stolen Property and other related offenses.
Williams was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or bond.
The New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency was contacted on behalf of the girl and her sibling. No one was injured during the incident.