An 8-year-old backpack gun fires at school and mom charges

Chicago (AP) — Chicago’s mother Her sophomore backpack gun was accidentally ejected at schoolInjured a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday.

A 28-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday for endangering three misdemeanor children. The judge ordered her release from Cook County Jail with a $ 1,000 bond.

Prosecutors alleged at a hearing that a woman’s eight-year-old son found a gun under his bed and took it to Walt Disney Magnet School on the north side of the city on Tuesday. Her mother has a valid firearm owner ID.

According to police, the backpack was in the boy’s classroom when the gun was fired just before 10 am on Tuesday. Chicago Sun Times Prosecutors reported at a hearing that the bullet had bounced off the floor and grabbed the child’s abdomen. According to police, the child was taken to the hospital in good condition.

In an email to parents, the school principal said the bullet “caused bounced debris in the children’s classroom, which struck members of our school community and caused small abrasions.” The school did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

At the hearing, the prosecutor said the teacher picked up his backpack and handed it to the guards who found the Glock 19 pistol inside.

Roger Clark, a female lawyer, admitted that the gun needs to be locked as well as under the bed. But he said, “This wasn’t what she planned or what she wanted to do.”

Cook County Judge Michael Hogan was not impressed with the argument.

“This may not have been a deliberate act, but it’s a very negligent act,” he said.

He continued: “We are a few centimeters away, and perhaps a few centimeters away, from very different incidents and very different tragedy.”

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