Woman Arrested for Bringing Gun to Santa Cruz Court: Deputies

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    Deputies said a 19-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after she tried to bring a gun into a Santa Cruz courtroom.

    The woman, identified as Brisa Santillan, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm, bringing a firearm into a courthouse and child endangerment.

    Deputies said Santillan entered the Santa Cruz County Courthouse at 9:20 a.m. with her 6-month-old child to visit the child's father in court.

    Security officers screening visitors at the courthouse entrance found a loaded .25 caliber pistol in Santillan's purse, according to deputies.

    The child was placed with Child Protective Services.