RICHLAND, WA - Richland Police have arrested a 33-year-old Richland woman for carrying a loaded firearm onto school grounds and later using it to threaten her daughter's ex-boyfriend.
Rebecca Charon believed that her daughter was being harassed by the boy. Charron's daughter and the boy attended Hanford High and had dated. Police say the two had broke off their relationship and that lead to a series of ongoing problems between them. On Friday after 1:00 P.M., Charron went to Hanford High School and waited in the parking lot. The two left school grounds without any problems.
However, when Charron and her daughter left, they drove past the 7-11 store on George Washington Way. That's when Charron spotted her daughter's ex-boyfriend in the parking lot.
According to Richland Police, Charron stopped at the 7-11 and confronted him. She pointed the handgun, still in the holster, at the teen and told him to not make her use it. Several witnesses called 9-1-1 at about 1:39 P.M. Charron returned to her car and waited for police.
Charron was taken into custody for second degree assault and for carrying a loaded firearm onto school grounds without a concealed weapons permit.