The District Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute a man who took a gun on campus at Amite Christian Academy in Denham Springs in December.

District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, of the 21st Judicial District, said Frank Mons, who was the school’s principal at the time, brought the unloaded handgun to work Dec. 15 to get it out of his home. Mons had no prior run-ins with the law and school officials said they didn’t want to press charges, Perrilloux said.

Mons, 46, said Thursday it was a “bad decision” to take the gun to school. “I should’ve gave it to my friend instead. It was just a big mess.”

His wife, Caroline Mons, 47, also had been arrested on a single count of carrying a firearm on school property after she was seen on campus with the gun.

That charge also was rejected, Perrilloux said.

Amite Christian Academy operates a day care, preschool and school for children from kindergarten through sixth grade.