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Va. student arrested after gun found at school

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 1:40pm  ET

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - 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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Information from: WAVY-TV, http://www.wavy.com/


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