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Teen Babysitter in Jail After Toddler Fatally Shoots Himself

ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS -- 19-year-old Melissa Ringhardt is in the Orange County Jail after she told authorities she left a gun accessible to 5-year-old John Allen Read.

The toddler shot himself and died.

John Allen and his 6-month-old sibling were left in the care of Ringhardt.

Investigators say she took the family's gun out of a the safe because she felt like she was in danger.

So far, authorities say Ringhardt hasn't shown any remorse, but she is calm.

Ringhardt has been charged with endangering a child.

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