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Indian woman sentenced to four years jail over son taking gun to school


Devdiscourse News Desk Hartford City
Updated: 03-04-2019 09:02 IST
Indian woman sentenced to four years jail over son taking gun to school

The Star Press in Muncie reports she acknowledged to investigators she was aware her son had a firearm but never discussed the matter with him.

An Indiana woman whose 15-year-old son took a handgun to school has been sentenced to four years in prison. The 40-year-old Hartford City woman was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to dangerous control of a child.

The charge refers to cases where a parent or guardian permits a child to possess a firearm. The Star Press in Muncie reports she acknowledged to investigators she was aware her son had a firearm but never discussed the matter with him.

The boy had been in trouble related to guns before. He took the weapon to Blackford High School on October 30, resulting in lockdown and a delay in the dismissal of students. The Associated Press isn't identifying the woman to avoid identifying her son.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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