Student arrested after bringing gun, ammunition to Dinwiddie High School

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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 15-year-old student was taken into custody after he brought an unloaded gun to Dinwiddie High school on Tuesday afternoon. 

At 12:30 p.m., school officials learned that a male student had a gun with him on school property.

The school’s administrators and resource officer located the student, who then turned over an unloaded 45 caliber semi-automatic weapon and ammunition without any incident. 

The student told school administrators that he took the gun from “an adult in a home where he spent the previous night,” according to a release from Dinwiddie County Public Schools. 

According to a release from Dinwiddie County Public Schools, evidence shows that this was an isolated incident and no students or staff were under any threat.  

On Wednesday, 8News reporter Kirk Nawrotzky sat down with school officials about the incident.

“A report was made and pretty quickly, within minutes, they had found the student,” Christie Clarke with Dinwiddie County Public Schools explained.

Parents were notified about what happened a few hours later.

“When we do have an incident, they’re dealing with the situation at hand first,” adds Clarke. “Then they had to investigate and then they alerted the parents. So by the time the kids were going home at 2:30, the calls were going out.”

Dinwiddie County Public Schools would not confirm where the tip about the student having a gun came from.

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