Cleveland mother charged after 7-year-old son had gun is no-show in court

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CLEVELAND- The mother of a 7-year-old Cleveland boy who was arrested for playing with a TEC-9 did not appear in court.

(Watch Ed Gallek's story from Monday in the video player above)

Shella Lowe is charged with child endangering. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest on Tuesday and her bond will be set at $10,000.

Earlier this month, a neighbor noticed the 7-year-old with the pistol near East 79th Street and Wade Park, and called police. According to the police report, the boy said the TEC-9 belonged to his mother's boyfriend and he found it inside his house.

Charges against the child were dropped.

"We found it was the mother endangering her children by leaving a weapon like that were it was easily accessible on the mantle," said Duane Deskins, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.

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