CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield Police arrested a 13-year-old Matoaca Middle School student accused of bringing a loaded gun to school on Tuesday, police confirmed.
"School administrators attempted to search a bag belonging to a 13-year-old male who was suspected to be in possession of marijuana," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email to CBS 6. "[He] ran away from school administrators and out of the building. While the juvenile male was running, he pushed a school administrator out of his way. The school resource officer then apprehended the juvenile male and detained him."
During a search for the child's bag, a loaded handgun and marijuana were found, police said.
The student was then charged with possession of a firearm on school property, assault of a school official, and possession of marijuana on school property.
"The student is at juvenile detention," the police spokesperson said. "No one was injured during the incident."
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