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Richmond Schools Talk Safety After Friday Gun Scare

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RICHMOND, VA—After a student successfully brought a loaded gun into a Richmond City school equipped with metal detectors, school officials are meeting with parents to talk about possible changes to school security procedures.

The incident happened at John Marshall High School last Friday, when police say a student brought a loaded gun into the school and later got into an altercation where the student dropped the gun before fleeing the school.

Danzall Seward, 18, was charged with felony possession of a weapon on school property and possession of a stolen weapon. He also faces other misdemeanor charges.

The school was temporarily put on lockdown during the Friday incident. The gun was not fired during the incident and no one was injured, but the question remains how the student was able to get the gun into the school.

School officials said it's unclear if Seward went through school metal detectors or had bypassed the machines by entering a back door.

One procedure that's set to be discussed at Tuesday's meeting deals with inclement weather and whether or not students should be required to walk through metal detectors during normal and inclement weather conditions.

The Friday gun scare came on an inclement weather day.

Parents are invited to attended the meeting and discuss ways to improve school safety.

8News has learned the school board will look at security needs as early as next week.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at John Marshall High School, located at 4225 Old Brook Road.

Stay with 8News for updates.


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