N.Y. second grader brings handgun to school
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — A second grader brought an unloaded gun to his Queens elementary school, and his mother and 14-year-old brother were arrested, authorities said.
The 7-year-old boy brought the .38-caliber handgun to Public School 63 in Ozone Park on Thursday, police said.
A teacher reportedly was able to get the gun from the boy after hearing from other students that he was showing it off.
Police arrested the boy's mother, 35-year-old Andrea Clarke, a traffic enforcement agent, on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. She was awaiting arraignment on Friday, said Kevin Ryan, a spokesman for the Queens district attorney.
The district attorney's office said the name of her lawyer was not immediately available; her home number could not be ascertained.
Clarke's 14-year-old son was charged as a juvenile with reckless endangerment because the gun belonged to him, said Ryan. His case was being handled by family court.
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Ryan said the teen got the gun from someone else, and the mother told him to get rid of it, but he did not.