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Prison for mother as son took gun to school

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Published on April 10, 2019 with No Comments

An Indiana woman whose 15-year-old son took a handgun to school has been sentenced to four years in prison. The 40-year-old was sentenced after pleading guilty to dangerous control of a child. The charge refers to cases where a parent or guardian permits a child to possess a firearm. She acknowledged to investigators she was aware her son had a firearm, but never discussed the matter with him.

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