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UPDATE: Maury High School student charged after loaded gun is found in trash can

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-04 23:49:59-05

Update: The student has now been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a firearm by a minor and carrying a concealed weapon. 

Norfolk, Va. - Norfolk Police took a 10th grade student at Maury High School into custody on Monday morning after the student was found with a loaded weapon.

At around 9:30 a.m., officials say the 17-year-old student went inside of the school where he was met by the on-site probation officer.

They say when he was told that he had to be searched to re-enter the building, he ran into the bathroom. 

The probation officer pursued after the student ran and reported hearing a loud sound near a trash can that was next to the student.  The handgun with a loaded magazine was found inside of the trash can. The weapon was then turned over to the School's Resource Officer.

The student was taken into custody and removed from the building.

The school was not disrupted by the incident. Students will be sent home with a letter informing them of the incident. Parents were also notified by reverse phone call.

The student has now been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a firearm by a minor and carrying a concealed weapon.