Aunt Charged After Boy Brings Gun to School

Boy brought gun and the weapon discharged in classroom

Prosecutors have charged a St. Paul woman with leaving a handgun where her 7-year-old nephew found it 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 allegedly left 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 the police she recently had purchased the gun for home protection.

Jones is due in court December 16, Court records do not list a defense attorney who could comment on her behalf.

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