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A Springfield, Massachusetts, man arrested on gun trafficking charges was released on a small bail so he could return to work at a local school, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Tuesday.

Pablo Correa, 44, was arrested on July 2 by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office SAFE Unit and the Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce. He is accused of trafficking weapons in the Springfield area and is the subject of a months-long investigation. The charges against him involve possession of a weapons cache.

According to Gulluni’s office, prosecutors asked for $50,000 bail at Correa’s July 3 arraignment. The court set bail at $10,000, citing his employment history as one of the reasons for the lower bail. Correa is employed as a security guard at the High School of Science and Technology in Springfield, according to the prosecutor.

Correa was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a high-capacity weapon or feeding device, obscuring the serial number of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

“It is both disheartening and frustrating when defendants charged with serious gun offenses are repeatedly sent back into the community,” Gulluni wrote in a statement. “But in this case, it is unconscionable and astonishing that the judge justified this individual’s release by sending him back to a high school security guard. We will not make progress in combating gun violence if we do not hold accountable those who supply guns to those seeking to commit acts of violence on our streets.”

A spokesperson for Springfield Public Schools told 22News that Correa has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.