Parent arrested after student caught with gun at Richmond County school

Published: Nov. 2, 2017 at 4:36 PM EDT
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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A parent has been arrested after her child allegedly brought a gun to Windsor Spring Elementary School.

Investigators arrested the child's parent, 27-year-old Tangie Pearson, on charges including theft by receiving and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She allegedly put the 9mm stolen handgun in her 8-year-old's backpack.

Police were called to the school on Tuesday (Oct. 31) after reports that the unnamed student was in possession of a weapon.

Officials say the gun had an extended magazine.