Police: parent brought fake gun to school
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield mother has been arrested after police say she brandished a fake handgun when an elementary school principal tried to prevent her from leaving with her child.
The Springfield News-Leader reports 43-year-old Carrie Brooks has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Springfield police say she tried to take her 8-year-old daughter from Pittman Elementary on Friday but doesn't have custody of the child.
The principal tells police that Brooks pulled what appeared to be a pistol out of her pocket when confronted but didn't point it at anyone. Police say the weapon looks like a gun but is a knife.
No injuries were reported.
Brooks is being held at the Greene County Jail on $35,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if she has an attorney.