Henrico student taken into custody after weapon found in backpack

Tonight, a Henrico middle school student facing charges, after he was caught with a gun in his backpack.
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 12:03 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 7:03 PM EST
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GLEN ALLEN, Va. (WWBT) - A middle school student was taken into custody Friday after a gun was found in his backpack, Henrico County Police said.

Holman Middle School, in Henrico County’s West End, was put in a “lock and teach” after the incident and “everyone is safe,” a Henrico County Public Schools spokesperson said.

The Henrico Police Department says they were called to the school around 11 a.m. Police say HCPS personnel and school resource officers were struggling to take the male student into custody when they arrived.

There were no injuries reported, according to police.

The juvenile, whose identity is being withheld due to their age, was taken to the Henrico County Juvenile Detention Home and charged with:

  • Possession of a firearm on school property
  • Possession of a concealed firearm
  • Underage possession of a firearm.

This is a developing story.