Newport News Student Arrested After Gun Found at School

Sixth-grader is in police custody after school officials found a loaded handgun in his belongings

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012  |  Updated 2:05 PM EDT
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Va. Student Arrested After Gun Found at School

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A Newport News sixth-grader is in police custody after school officials found a loaded handgun in his belongings.

Newport News police spokesman Lou Thurston says there were no threats or injuries.

Officials at Dozier Middle School recovered the .22-caliber handgun Wednesday morning after other students reported it to an administrator, Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools told WAVY-TV. The loaded gun was given to a school resource officer.

Price says the student was arrested.

Principal Lisa Gatz sent a voicemail to parents notifying them about the incident.

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