Police: BB gun found in student's backpack at Monacan HS

Police: BB gun found in student's backpack at Monacan HS

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A student at Monacan High School may have brought a weapon on school property on Tuesday, according to Chesterfield police.

On Dec. 5, police say the student ran out of the school but left his backpack behind. A BB gun was found inside of his backpack. The school resource officer confiscated the BB gun.

Police say they received a report that someone matching the student's description was seen in a nearby neighborhood. Officers responded and found the student and the car that was waiting to pick him up.

According to Chesterfield police, the officer filed a juvenile criminal complaint on the 16-year-old for possession of a weapon on school property.

Police say the driver of the car, who is also 16 years old, was wanted on a detention order for a felony assault in connection with an event on Nov. 27. The incident involved a 17-year-old boy being struck by a BB gun fired by someone in a passing car. The 17-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Police say the two 16-year-olds knew each other, but they do not believe the incidents are related.

There is no word on whether if Monacan High School was placed on lockdown on Tuesday.

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