Woman Facing Charges in St Paul School Gun Incident
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.