Friday, July 31, 2015

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.

Bail for gun-toting mom set at $200K

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.
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.

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.

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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