A North Carolina mother is scheduled in appear in court on December 12 and her daughter may face a year’s suspension after bringing a loaded firearm to school.
Education authorities heard that the girl was carrying the .45-caliber handgun, known for its power and accuracy against human targets, before classes began on Wednesday.
The sheriff’s department was informed and the child was disarmed safely.
The girl’s mother, Idre Tania Moreno, 28, of Chapel Hill, has been charged with failure to secure firearms. It is a Class 1 felony in North Carolina to possess a firearm of any kind on school property.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office don’t think that the ten-year-old had any plans to hurt anyone. Yet the presence of a loaded handgun in a school with 554 students, from kindergarten ages through to fifth grade, caused huge alarm among the community.
Parents with children at North Chatham School were only informed about the incident when students brought a note home from classes. An email and telephone call were also made by the school on Wednesday evening.
Yet parents feel that they weren’t informed quickly enough or that they have had enough information about the potentially dangerous events. No one was told about the incident until the end of the school day.
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