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2 Indicted After Gun Discharges At Memphis School

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said two people have been charged with reckless endangerment after a gun discharged in a 5-year-old boy's backpack in a school cafeteria last month.

The Shelby County district attorney's office said Monday that 28-year-old Tencil Jones and 27-year-old Marvin Millbrook were indicted Thursday.

They were charged after Jones' son took a gun to Westside Elementary School on August 22. The gun went off in his backpack as students and teachers waited for the morning bell in the cafeteria. No one was hurt.

Investigators said Millbrook brought the handgun into Jones' home, but Jones and Millbrook failed to properly secure it. Authorities said Jones' 8-year-old daughter found it first, but it was taken away from her.

Authorities said the boy later found the gun and put it in his backpack.

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