A Casper man is heading to prison after admitting that he pointed a gun at someone in order to see his kids, which prompted three near-by schools to go into lockdown.

Dakota Hawkins was sentenced to three-and-one-half to seven years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon with intent to threaten the life of another, two misdemeanor counts of child endangering, and one felony count of aggravated assault.

Casper Police say in October 2015, Hawkins approached his ex-girlfriend, pointed a BB gun at her, and demanded she give him their children.

He was seen later wandering the neighborhood between 12th and Elm Streets, and when word of the initial incident spread, Casper College, Natrona County High School and Dean Morgan Junior High School went into lockdown.

The five year relationship between Hawkins and his ex-girlfriend ended earlier in the year and no formal custody arrangement had been made.

Hawkins actual sentence was three-and-one-half to five years in prison for the possession charge, 56 days in prison for each of the child endangering charges (time has been served in full on those two charges), and three-and-one-half to seven years in prison for the aggravated assault charge.

All four sentences will run concurrent with each other, or at the same time.