Mother charged after 12-year-old son fatally shoots classmate

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A Middle Tennessee mother has been charged in connection with her 12-year-old son's fatal December shooting of an 11-year-old schoolmate in Estill Springs, Tenn.

Jennifer Ann Amacher, 39, listed in booking records as a resident of Old Fort Street in Tullahoma, is charged by Franklin County authorities with reckless endangerment five months after the deadly shooting, Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess said on Friday. The charge stems from the Dec. 11, 2015, fatal shooting of 11-year-old Sienna Dusk Owens, of Decherd, who was found alive in a garage at a home on Honey Lane in Estill Springs when authorities arrived.

Officers performed CPR on the girl at the scene, but the 11-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, authorities said in December.