Rockbridge County High School finds gun, ammo on school property

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(Photo: Courtesy Rockbridge County High School Facebook)

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Rockbridge County school officials have launched an investigation after a gun and ammo were discovered at Rockbridge County High School on Thursday.

Around lunchtime on Thursday, Dec. 2, Rockbridge County High School administrators were notified of a student who may have a gun on school property, according to Rockbridge County Public Schools.

School administration and the school’s resource officer immediately investigated the report, which resulted in the confiscation of a gun and ammunition, the district says. Law enforcement was also notified about the incident.

According to officials, a preliminary investigation reveals the student did not have any intent to use the weapon or cause any harm. However, a more thorough threat assessment is still ongoing.

The district also says the student has been removed from school property.

Rockbridge County Public Schools takes all threats to safety very seriously and the division will not tolerate any threats or actual violence on its property. Any student bringing a weapon or making any kind of threat on school property will be subjected to discipline and possible criminal charges.

Please take this opportunity to speak with your students and family about the very serious risks associated with bringing a weapon of any kind to school, the need for every member of the school community to maintain a clear commitment to safety, and good decision-making. Please also stress the importance of reporting any suspicious activities or actions to a staff member. This situation is an example of how being proactive and prompt in communicating with school officials can resolve potentially harmful situations.

Rockbridge County Public Schools

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