Mother arrested after firearm found at Queens school


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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

After a child brought a.22 caliber pistol and flare gun into a Queens elementary school Thursday, police arrested the child's mother.

The NYPD has arrested a woman in connection to a Thursday morning incident at a Far Rockaway elementary school where a .22 caliber pistol was discovered in a student’s book bag, said police.

The seven-year-old’s mother, 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.

According to NBC New York, after the boy’s mother dropped him off at Wave Preparatory Academy, she allegedly returned later to take her son to a doctor’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 reportedly put on lockdown.

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

 

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