A Virginia mother is facing legal consequences after her 6-year-old son was said to have been caught with a handgun at an elementary school.
Norfolk police arrested Letty M. Lopez, 35, Friday after an investigation determined her son took the gun to Little Creek Elementary School on Thursday, FOX 5 DC reports.
Police responded to the school located at 7901 Nancy Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 for the report of a student having a weapon in the school. When officers arrived, school administrators turned over the handgun to them. No injuries were reported during the incident, police said.
The incident happened just over a month after first-grade teacher Abby Zwerner was shot and wounded by a 6-year-old student on Jan. 6. Police have said the student took his mother’s 9 mm handgun to Richneck Elementary and intentionally shot Zwerner, who was hospitalized for nearly two weeks but is now recovering at home.
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No charges have been brought against the Richneck Elementary boy’s mother, but police have said they’re conducting an investigation.
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Lopez was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and allowing access to a loaded firearm by children. She was released on a criminal summons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.