PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged after bringing multiple weapons into a school in Woodbridge Thursday, May 19.
Shortly after 8:15 a.m., the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Potomac High School was notified by school personnel that there was a student with a gun inside the school.
An investigation revealed that a student was inside one of the school’s bathrooms when another student revealed a firearm under one of the stalls. The first student left the restroom and notified school security who contacted the SRO.
The suspected student was located inside a different bathroom and was still in possession of the firearm. He was detained without incident and the firearm was secured.
At no time were any shots fired.
In a search of the suspect, two knives were also found to be in his possession.
The suspect was charged with three counts of possession of a weapon on school property and one count of brandishing. He is currently being held at Prince William County Juvenile Detention Center.