Kaydra Johnson, Arlington, TN woman arrested after kindergarten daughter writes story about mom shooting dad following domestic violence at the family home.
When family dysfuction is more real than fiction. A Tennessee woman was arrested after her daughter wrote a story in her kindergarten class about her mother shooting at her father during a fight at home.
Kaydra Johnson, 28, was busted by deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Monday and charged with four counts of reckless endangerment for allegedly firing the gun at their Arlington house while their four kids were inside, WREG reported.
Police said they learned of the domestic violence after a school counselor at Donelson Elementary tipped off the state’s Department of Children’s Services about potential abuse after the young girl penned a story for class about a fight between her parents that ended with gunshots.
Wrote the girl in an unsparing terms: ‘Mother and father got into a fight. Mom told him to get out because he was smoking too much. Father hit mother in the eye. Mother said look what you’ve done.
‘Mother got the gun from under the bed. I was in the living room, and my sisters and brother were in the room. Mother pulled the gun on father and shot three times. The bullets hit the wall. Mother told him to sleep in his car in the driveway and not to come back or she will shoot him again.’
Family dysfunction and domestic violence
When police arrived at Johnson’s home they found her locked out of her house while her 1-year-old and 4-year-old children were inside, police told WREG.
Police forced the garage door open and firefighters checked on the two children, who appeared to be fine after spending an hour and a half alone inside.
During their investigation, deputies observed several bullet holes in the living room, bedroom and hallway walls.
Johnson confessed to firing at her husband at least twice, but told police it was only after he entered the home without her permission and then punched her and hit her with a vacuum cleaner.
Police said she had a cut and bruising around her right eye.
Johnson said three of her children were on the couch and the fourth was in the bathroom when she fired the gun. Her husband was not injured.
Two guns were seized from the home.
Two of her children were placed in custody with their grandmother and two others with their aunt.
Johnson was released from jail on Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23.