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

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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.