Norfolk police charged the mother of a 6-year-old whom police said brought a handgun to Little Creek Elementary School on Thursday.
According to a police news release, police were called to Little Creek Elementary around 3:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a student having a weapon in school.
The handgun was turned over to police by a school staff member, and no injuries were reported.
The mother was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and allowing access to a loaded firearm by children. She was issued a summons. The Virginian-Pilot is not identifying her to avoid the possibility of identifying the child.
Norfolk Public Schools was not immediately available for comment.
Meanwhile, Newport News police are still investigating whether to bring charges against the parents or anyone else in the case of a 6-year-old first grader who shot his teacher at Richneck Elementary School on Jan. 6.
Police spokeswoman Sarah Ketchum said Friday the case has not yet been turned over to Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. “But it should be soon,” Ketchum said.
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