News to Know: Henrico Schools’ superintendent makes plea; Man shot to death at apartment complex; Partly sunny, breezy

The Henrico County Public Schools' superintendent is making an urgent plea to families to help...
The Henrico County Public Schools' superintendent is making an urgent plea to families to help make schools safer.
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 7:27 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 1:17 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at your top headlines for Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Henrico Schools To Add Metal Detectors Next Month

This comes after officials say that a loaded gun was found in a student’s backpack at Holman Middle School around 11 a.m. Friday morning after an anonymous was made.

In a lengthy statement to families Sunday night, Superintendent Dr. Amy Cashwell says “students should not have anxiety about going to school, and teachers should not have to worry about putting themselves in harm’s way to protect their students. Enough is enough.”

Also, in that statement, Dr. Cashwell announced that by mid-February, the division will begin testing metal detectors in multiple schools throughout the county. Trained staff will also use free-standing detectors, wands, and other weapon-detecting technology.

This is expected to impact the student arrival process, but Dr. Cashwell says officials are working to minimize delays.

Hopewell Man Shot To Death At Apartment Complex

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Langston Park Drive for reports of shots fired around 1 a.m.

When officers arrived they found 26-year-old Teandrey Taylor with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.

Tax Filing Season Starts Today!

FILE - A sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, on May 4, 2021. The...
FILE - A sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, on May 4, 2021. The official start date of the 2023 tax filing season begins Jan. 23, when the IRS will begin accepting and processing 2022 returns, the agency announced Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

To avoid penalties and interest, most taxpayers must file returns and pay any balances owed by April 18.

Tax refunds are typically issued within 21 days, but the IRS says it could take longer if they agency needs to review your return.

Early Morning Drizzle

After the early morning rain, skies are expected to be clear for this afternoon.

Highs in the low 50s.