L.C. Bird student to be charged for bringing loaded magazine on property
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A Lloyd C. Bird High School student will soon face charges for bringing a loaded magazine to the school Monday morning.
According to Chesterfield police, on Sept. 19, an SRO at L.C Bird High School broke up a fight between two male students. The conflict was resolved later, but it was revealed that one of the students lifted his shirt and showed a firearm in his waistband to the other student.
The reported firearm was not located, but a loaded magazine was located at the school.
Officers then transported a 16-year-old to juvenile detention after requesting juvenile petitions for assault and battery, possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a concealed weapon on school property.
“Maintaining a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment remains one of the primary goals of Bird High School. Working with parents and our community, we are confident we can continue to provide a school setting free from distraction and disruption,” said Shawn Smith with Chesterfield County Public Schools in a statement to Bird families.
The statement continues saying items that could be considered weapons are not allowed on school property or in vehicles. Doing so could result in severe school discipline and police/legal consequences for students who do not follow the law.
The school says the disruption briefly delayed a scheduled class change while the Chesterfield Police assisted with their investigation.
“Even if a student were to bring something to school by mistake, they could face serious consequences, including suspension, expulsion or time in the juvenile detention center,” stated Smith.
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