By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: January 11, 2019 | 1:40 p.m.
DINWIDDIE – Dinwiddie County Public Schools officials are cooperating with local authorities after a high school student was found in possession of a handgun and drugs on school grounds Friday morning.
In a statement, DCPS Spokesperson Christie Clarke said administrators at Dinwiddie High School were made aware that a student was in possession of ammunition just after 11 a.m. Friday. After receiving the report, administrators and the school’s resource officer located the student and conducted a search.
A search of that student yielded an “unloaded 40 caliber handgun, ammunition, and marijuana.”
School officials confirmed the student was taken into police custody.
“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,” Clarke said Friday afternoon.
The investigation into the matter remains ongoing. Friday’s incident did not result in a lockdown as, according to Clarke, “Once the administration received the report, they acted quickly and located the student” and classes continued uninterrupted.