Police: Student brought loaded gun, marijuana to Matoaca Middle School

Posted at 2:53 PM, May 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-09 18:24:09-04

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."

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Matoaca Middle School in Chesterfield County, Va.

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."

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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