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Thu May 9, 2024, 12:07 PM May 9

3-year-old found with loaded gun at Richmond preschool

I'm angry to hear this.


By 12 On Your Side Digital Team and Shantel Davis
Published: May. 6, 2024 at 6:17 PM EDT|Updated: May. 7, 2024 at 6:14 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A family member has been charged after a 3-year-old brought a loaded gun to Maymont Preschool on Monday.

Just after 2 p.m. on May 6, officers were called to the preschool in the 1200 block of South Allen Avenue for the report of a firearm at the school.

Officers arrived, and a staff member reported and recovered a loaded gun that was found in a male student’s backpack. Officers took the weapon.


RPD says they charged a family member, 34-year-old Valentino Christian of Chesterfield, with allowing access to firearms by children.

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(24,523 posts)
1. 3year olds shouldn't have access to sharp pencils...
Thu May 9, 2024, 12:11 PM
May 9

…without supervision -

The parents are idiots and shouldn’t even be parents.


(46,017 posts)
2. The 3 year old needs to defend himself in case of shootings. Arm the kids
Thu May 9, 2024, 12:26 PM
May 9

More responsible gun owners keeping America safe?


(14,992 posts)
3. A more responsible adult would have handed the three year old boy a loaded AR-15 to take to preschool.
Thu May 9, 2024, 12:55 PM
May 9

What a wonderful show and tell item to share with his entire class. He would have surely been the most popular kid in his class.

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