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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