Mother of 7-Year-Old With Gun Is Arrested

The mother of a 7-year-old student who took a handgun to his public elementary school in Queens, was arrested on Friday, the police said.

The woman, Deborah Farley, 53, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child along with several other weapons related charges.

Beyond announcing Ms. Farley’s arrest, the police declined to provide further details.

It remained unclear how or why the weapon, a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol, was in the second-grade boy’s book bag, but its discovery set off a tense few hours as the school was placed on lockdown while the police made sure there was no danger.

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