Police: Chesterfield student made mechanical pencil into weapon

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield elementary school student now faces a weapons charge after he was found with a makeshift weapon on school grounds.

According to authorities, the boy -- an 11-year-old student at Reams Road Elementary School -- had brought a modified mechanical pencil to school on Tuesday. Another student reported him, and police were called to investigate.

The boy has been charged with illegal possession of a weapon at a school. No one was harmed in the incident, police said.

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