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Las Vegas mother arrested after child takes gun to elementary school

Current Nevada law allows guns in schools
Posted at 1:39 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 22:29:36-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas woman was arrested on Nov. 12 after her child showed up at Bracken Elementary School with a gun in his backpack.

School police called the child's mother after they were notified about the gun.

The mother, identified as 36-year-old Iris Guerrero, met police at the school and told them that she had put the gun into the backpack over the weekend and forgot it. She was placed under arrest and is facing child abuse charges.

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Sebastian Nava-Guerra (left) and Iris Jacqueline Guerrero (right). Source: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

While Guerrero was inside the school, her boyfriend was also being arrested outside the school.

Sgt. Zink with the Clark County School Police Department says that 36-year-old Sebastian Nava-Guerra had driven Guerrero to the school and was waiting for her in a red zone outside.

Other police officers on campus noticed that the car's registration was expired and began to question the boyfriend. They then discovered that he did not have proof of insurance or a valid driver's license.

During a vehicle inventory before the car was towed, police also found a gun between the driver's seat and center console. Police also found meth on the Nava-Guerra.

He is facing charges of driving without a valid license, operating an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance, possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV drug, and possession of a gun by a prohibited person.