Cops nab mom after son brings guns to school: Police

Police released this photo of a .22 caliber pistol (l.) and a flare gun they said were recovered from Wave Preparatory elementary school. Photo courtesy NYPD
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The NYPD has arrested the mother of a 7-year-old boy who brought a .22 caliber pistol and a full ammunition clip to a Far Rockaway elementary school Thursday, police said.

The Queens second-grader carried both items in his book bag.

Deborah Farley, 53, of Far Rockaway, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of a weapon, police said.

According to a report in the New York Post, after the boy’s mother dropped him off at Wave Preparatory Academy at 535 Briar Place, she returned later to take her son to a dentist’s appointment. When she came back with him to the school, the gun was discovered and police were called.

Authorities confiscated the weapon and the school was put on lockdown.

While investigating the incident, police also found a flare gun that the same child brought into the school, said the NYPD.

Updated 7:52 pm, January 19, 2013
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Dorothy from North Jersey says:
Send a strong message that weapons in school is unexceptable. The irresponsible parent should be required to community service on the first offense and then oneyear in jail on the second offense.
Jan. 18, 2013, 1:44 pm

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