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Patrick Henry HS student facing charges after Airsoft gun found on campus

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) -

Hanover deputies took a 9th grade student into custody after responding to reports of a gun seen at Patrick Henry High School on Thursday.

Deputies say school administrators were notified that a student had shown a gun to other students but had not made any threats. The school resource officer and school administrators found an Airsoft gun in the bushes next to the building.

The student is charged with disorderly conduct and has been released to parent custody. Deputies say the student was not charged with possession of a weapon on school property because the Airsoft gun is not considered an actual firearm under the Code of Virginia.

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