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The mother of a 6-year-old boy who shot a teacher at a Virginia school in January has been charged criminally in connection with the case, authorities said Monday.

Deja Taylor, 25, of Newport News, is facing one felony count of child neglect and one misdemeanor count of recklessly leaving a firearm so as to endanger a child. The weapon the boy used belonged to Taylor, authorities have said.

When things like this happen, it is high time to hold parent(s) responsible.

Posted - April 10


  • 1900
    You're absolutely right it's high time, She needs to be held accountable. 
      April 10, 2023 3:31 PM MDT

  • 9518
    Let's hope the trend continues.  Another set of parents are going to trial in Michigan.  I'm not saying parents are always liable, but sometimes it's readily apparent.
      April 10, 2023 3:44 PM MDT

  • 2342
    Correct - sometimes parents are not to blame, but when it is clear that they haven't secured the weapon properly so that a child can easily get hold of it, they should be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law.  
      April 11, 2023 8:20 AM MDT