Loaded Gun Found In VA 6th Grader’s Belongings

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – 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.
    
Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools tells WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/Wp4Y6r ) that officials at Dozier Middle School recovered the .22-caliber handgun Wednesday morning after other students reported it to an administrator. 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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