The parent says there certainly was no intention for the child to be walking around with a weapon in the backpack. Nevertheless, police say they took the parent into custody on charges including suspicion of child abuse and possession of a weapon on school grounds . . .
Other parents of children at Molhom Elementary are obviously concerned about the incident. Anthony Smith is one of those concerned parents, and he raised some questions, “You don’t know what your kid is taking to school, you don’t look in your kid’s backpack, you have a gun in your house and you don’t know where it is… how can a kid get a gun? And you don’t store it in a backpack.”