Texas Mother Pulls Gun On Student

A mother pulled a gun on a female student after the student got into a fight with her daughter, according to the Pasadena, Texas, Independent School District, according to click2houston.com.

PISD said the two students were fighting at a park across the street from Pasadena High School Tuesday when Viridiana Alvarez took out a gun.  Pasadena ISD police broke up the fight before anyone was seriously injured.

Hours after the fight, cellphone video and pictures surfaced of the altercation that appeared to show Alvarez pointing a gun at the teen’s head.  Alvarez was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

“I don’t think a grown woman should be taking a gun where kids are,” said the victim’s grandmother. “I think it’s wrong.”

During her first appearance in court Alvarez, 33, told the judge that she wasn’t planning to shoot the girl with the pistol, only “scare her.”   Her family told KPRC2 that the gun was not loaded.

“Yeah but still,” said the victim’s grandmother.  “It’s not right to take (out) a gun.”

Mother Files Lawsuit, Blames Son’s Employer For His Suicide

According to Yahoo Parenting, last July, a 22-year old committed suicide three days after he was fired without warning from the Pasadena Target where he worked.

His mother, Virginia Gentles, is calling for Target to take responsibility for a role in his death. In the wrongful death lawsuit Gentles filed against Target in L.A., she alleges that the company engaged in intentional infliction of emotional distress toward her son, who had Asperger’s Syndrome, negligence and false imprisonment as part of a company practice of subjecting employees to a “walk of shame” before they are fired.

“The walk of shame is a Target policy to purposely cause shame, embarrassment and emotional distress to any Target employee who is suspected of stealing from Target,” the suit, filed last Thursday, states, according to NBC Los Angeles.

She claims that her son was wrongfully accused of stealing.

”The policy consists of employees being arrested and paraded in handcuffs through the Target store in full view of co-workers and customers.”

The suit alleges that’s exactly what happened on July 15, 2014 to Gentles, who was released and not charged with any crime.

His mother alleges that the true reason for his firing was a verbal altercation Gentles had with another employee, off-site, months prior.