Mother’s Alleged Gun Threat Exposed by Daughter’s School Essay, Leads to Arrest

Kaydra Johnson, a 28-year-old woman from Tennessee, was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment after her daughter wrote a story in her kindergarten class about her mother pulling out a gun and shooting her father during an argument at their home according to WREG News. The story, which was first discovered by a school counselor, detailed a fight between the couple and the mother firing shots at the father.

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A kindergarten student wrote a story at school about her parents fighting and her mother firing a gun inside their Arlington home leading to the arrest of the mother (Disclaimer: Not the Student) (Photo: 

When police arrived at the family’s home, they found Johnson outside the property and two young children inside. The police discovered bullet holes in the living room, bedroom, and hallway, and seized two guns from the property. Johnson admitted to firing at least two shots at her husband but claimed she did so in self-defense after he entered the home without permission and started hitting her with his fists and a vacuum cleaner.

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The Department of Children’s Services placed two of the children with their grandmother and the other two with their aunt. Johnson has been released from jail and will go before a judge on February 23rd.

The safety and well-being of the children involved should always be a top priority, and it is crucial that the authorities take all necessary measures to protect them. Additionally, it is important to acknowledge that domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status, and it is up to all of us to be aware of the signs and provide support and help to those who need it.

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