Police responded to two separate incidents Wednesday in Henrico County in which a student was arrested for bringing a firearm on school grounds.
The first incident occurred at Hermitage High School around 11:06 a.m. after a student alerted school administrators that another student was in the restroom displaying a firearm in plain view.
The Henrico County Police Division and the school resource officers recovered the firearm from the student’s backpack.
The juvenile faces several charges, including possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon on school property and possession of marijuana.
Around 11:41 a.m., police were informed of another incident at Varina High School in which a school resource officer searched a student’s belongings. School officials said the student had a strong smell of marijuana that prompted the search.
The items they discovered prompted a search of the student’s vehicle, where officials found a firearm. Police arrested the 18-year-old and charged him with possession of a firearm on school property.
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In connection with said incident, there is no known threat to any school, police stated in a press release.
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