Student arrested for bringing four loaded guns and more than 600 rounds of ammo to school

Posted at 3:44 PM, Dec 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-15 15:44:20-05

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Va. -- A Middlesex High School student was arrested after investigators found  four loaded guns, knives and more than 600 rounds of ammunition inside his SUV parked outside the school Friday, according to Middlesex County Sheriff's investigators.

Police said they found the weapons in 18-year-old Austin James Martin's SUV while they used drug dogs to conduct a sweep in the school's parking lot.  The guns, investigators said, were scattered about the vehicle.

Middlesex weapons

Both the school superintendent and Middlesex Sheriff's Officials said there was no indication Martin planned to attack the school. They said he was very cooperative when he was brought to the front of the school to asked about the weapons.

The school superintendent  would not elaborate on why Martin said he had guns in the SUV. He said the student made a very poor choice that day.

Martin was suspended from school and is not allowed on school property.

He is charged with felony possessing firearms on school property.

He was arraigned Monday morning at General District Court of Middlesex County and is due back in court January 5.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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