Mom Arrested After Gun Found In Son's Backpack

8 Year-Old Turned Weapon Over To Teachers

Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 5:46 am



LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman was arrested on child endangerment charges after her son found her gun in his backpack in class and immediately turned it over to his third-grade teacher.

Clark County School District police Sgt. Bryan Zink says that the gun wasn’t loaded, there was no ammunition in the backpack and the boy said he had no idea the weapon was there.

His mother, 36-year-old Iris Guerrero, was arrested at Bracken Elementary, and  she acknowledged the gun was hers. Investigators say Guererro told her that she put the gun in the backpack but forgot to take it out.

Zink says 30-year-old Sebastian Nav-Guerra, Guerrero's boyfriend, was also arrested Wednesday on drug and weapon charges after officers found methamphetamine in his pocket and a gun in an SUV in which he waited for Guerrero at the school.

The weapon from the backpack was turned over to police. They'll run ballistic tests on it to see if it matches up with any unsolved crimes.