Bail for gun-toting mom set at $200K

Bail for a 21-year-old woman who police say brought a fully loaded handgun into South Philadelphia High School Thursday in a diaper bag has been set at $200,000, the District Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Kelly Jones, who cops said is no stranger to law enforcement, went to the high school on Broad Street near Snyder Avenue around 10:45 a.m. to sign up for an evening high-school diploma program for adults, police and school officials said. When school police scanned the diaper bag she was carrying for her infant -- who was also with her at the time -- they found the .40-caliber gun, which police said had an obliterated serial number.

Kelly Jones, 21, was arrested after bringing a .40-caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number into South Philadelphia High School Thursday. Police said Jones told them she didn't know the gun was in her diaper bag.

It was one of two incidents Thursday in which someone attempted to bring a gun into a Philadelphia high school.

Jones is charged with possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, possession of a firearm without a license, carrying a weapon on school property and related offenses. She's set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Jan. 29.

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