Anderson mother sentenced to probation after bringing gun to school

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ANDERSON (Aug. 20, 2014) – An Anderson mother who brought a handgun to a meeting at her son’s school earlier this year agreed to a plea deal.

Bonnie Trahan, 28, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property during Tuesday’s hearing in a Madison County courtroom. She was sentenced to 18 months on probation.

On April 16, Trahan threw a .40-caliber Glock down on a table while meeting with officials at St. Mary’s School. She was upset over how the school handled a bullying incident involving her son and believed he wasn’t safe.

According to Anderson police, Trahan referenced she was carrying a firearm and told administrators it showed how easy it was for someone to bring a gun to school. By the time school officials called police and ordered a lockdown, Trahan was back home and had secured the weapon. Police arrested her there.