Parent charged after her child brought gun in backpack to Nashville school

Posted at 4:45 PM, May 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 17:45:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Authorities charged a parent with reckless endangerment once her child brought a loaded gun to Napier Elementary School.

Metro Nashville Police Department officers said Derrika Parker, 29, told them she put the gun in the backpack.

The student told a staff member in an afternoon school program that she had a 9 mm in her backpack during the school day.

Police said officers found the gun, which had a round in the chamber.