Aunt charged after boy, 7, brings gun to Minnesota school
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a St. Paul woman whose 7-year-old nephew found a handgun she allegedly left unlocked in a drawer and brought it to school, where the gun discharged last week.
Thirty-four-year-old Breanna Jones was charged Tuesday with one gross misdemeanor count of endangerment of a child by firearm access.
Jones is accused of leaving the unlocked gun in a plastic bedside drawer. Her nephew found the revolver and took it to Crossroads Elementary, where another student accidentally fired it in a classroom.
No one was hurt, but the bullet nearly struck a boy in the foot.
The Star Tribune reports Jones told police she recently had purchased the gun for home protection.
Jones is due in court Dec. 16. Court records do not list an attorney for her.