Charges pending after airsoft gun found on Dinwiddie school bus

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: November 12, 2018 | 4:18 p.m. 

DINWIDDIE – Charges are expected after an airsoft gun was found on a Dinwiddie County school bus Monday afternoon.

In a statement, Dinwiddie County Public Schools Spokesperson Christie Clarke explained just before 3 p.m., school officials received a report of a male student who was in possession of a possible weapon while on Bus #28, which was transporting nearly two dozen students from Dinwiddie High School and Dinwiddie Middle School.

The bus returned to Dinwiddie High School, allowing for school administrators and the school’s resource officer to immediately locate the male student who turned over what was described as an “airsoft (BB) gun” without incident. The remaining students on the bus were taken home as usual.

According to school officials, it is their belief this was “an isolated incident” and “there is no threat to students or staff.”

That student, who is unidentified, has been released into the custody of his parents and charges are pending, the school division confirmed. They added that “consequences will be imposed against the student in accordance with state law and the Student Code of Conduct.”

“The safety of students and staff is the number one priority of Dinwiddie County Public Schools and anyone who compromises that will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law,” their statement closed.

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