Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced
The Kitsap Sun reports that Jamie Lee Chaffin was sentenced Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court. She initially faced third-degree assault charges, but was eventually prosecuted for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Her then-9-year-old son brought a gun to Armin Jahr elementary in his backpack in February 2012. The gun fired inside the backpack, critically wounding a classmate, Amina Kocer Bowman, 8. She survived after multiple surgeries and more than a month in the hospital.
The boy told investigators he had taken the gun from a dresser at the Allyn home of Chaffin’s boyfriend, Douglas Bauer. Chaffin did not have parental custody of the boy, who lived with his uncle.
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