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Parent charged with reckless endangerment after her child brought a loaded 9mm gun to Napier Elementary

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the 29-year-old woman was arrested and taken into custody on Friday.

Her name is Derrika Parker and she was arrested on outstanding warrants along with the reckless endangerment charge.

Metro Police said the unidentified student confided in a staff member at an after-school program that the weapon was in her backpack all day at school.

The responding officers recovered the weapon, which was fully loaded with a round in the chamber.

The 29-year-old mother admitted she put her firearm in the child’s backpack. 

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.