RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Schools concluded an investigation after a picture allegedly showing a male student with a gun inside Huguenot High School circulated on social media.
The photo was posted to Facebook on Monday but has since been deleted.
Richmond Police tell 8News no charges will be filed because the alleged incident was not unlawful. It will be up to Richmond Public Schools whether or not the student will face disciplinary action.
The Huguenot High School principal sent out a message to the parents of students Tuesday afternoon. You can read the full statement below:
“This is Principal Marks calling to inform you that Richmond Public Schools officials, Huguenot High School administration, and the Richmond Police Department have concluded an investigation of a reported incident of a school safety violation that occurred on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Huguenot High School. The preliminary findings of the investigation have determined that this was an isolated incident that poses no immediate threat to the school. RPS has a zero tolerance weapons policy, so rest assured that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. As always, the safety of our students is a top priority and we remain committed to upholding the protocols of the Student Code of Responsible Ethics. I encourage you to speak with your children about the expectations outlined in the SCORE handbook and remind them of the impacts of their behavior on social media. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions or concerns.”
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