Mesa teacher jailed in Mexico after gun found in backpack

Mesa teacher jailed in Mexico after gun found in backpack
(Source: Gray News)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Mesa teacher is going on her second week in a Mexican jail after she accidentally tried to bring a gun across the border.

According to AZ Family, on Thursday, Mar. 11, Kayria Rosales, a science teacher at Red Mountain High School, was detained in Mexico after the family says she forget she had a 9mm gun in her backpack.

Her sister, Audra Ward says an X-ray picked up the gun in Rosales’ backpack when she crossed the border. The 29-yr-old Rosales, along with her two friends in the car, was detained. The two men with her were released on Thursday, but Rosales is still behind bars.

The family has a lawyer who says she can be released in a few months.

There is a GoFundMe page up for Rosales. It has raised over $11,000 so far, but $7,500 already went toward freeing her two friends, and the family is also expecting more legal fees to come up. If you would like to donate, click here.

To read comments from the family, visit the AZ Family website.

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