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Catholic school: Man pointed finger at students at recess and made shooting noises

Updated: 08/26/2014 10:09 PM | Created: 08/26/2014 9:38 PM
By: Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is warning parents after an Albuquerque man was spotted outside a Catholic school last week allegedly pointing his finger at children on the playground at Queen of Heaven Catholic School, and pretending like it was a gun while making shooting sounds.

The man in question, 67-year-old Edward Money, was arrested in August 2013 after witnesses said he waved a real gun near Our Lady of Fatima School on Lomas before he went inside the church. Police locked down the school and the church at the time.

Albuquerque police served Money with a no trespassing order at Queen of Heaven after being contacted by the principal, which he refused to sign.

"I didn't have a gun; I didn't squirt anybody," Money said. "If the kids were scared, I don't know what they were scared of."

He also said that last week's allegations were "not true at all."

But kids were scared, and Father William Young and Principal Sister Mary Catherine Keating sent a letter to parents both last week and Tuesday explaining the situation.

Another letter from the Archdiocese went out to parents at all Albuquerque Catholic schools as well.

Money said he attends mass at a few Catholic churches in town, which he is allowed to do, but he is not allowed to volunteer in any church activities. Father Young said Money can't enter his parish with the new order in place.

But Father Young and Sister Keating say they are keeping a close eye out for Money.

"He will be immediately arrested if he shows up," they said.

Queen of Heaven and the Archdiocese said they're working closely with their APD school resource officer to make sure Money doesn't come back.


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