Cox High School officials notify parents after toy gun brought to school

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 17:02:26-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Parents of Frank W. Cox High School students received a robocall Wednesday afternoon after a toy gun was brought to school.

The call stated:

Good evening, this is Dr. Randi Riesbeck, principal of Cox High School.

I am calling you this afternoon because earlier today students went to teachers and members of our administrative team with concerns a fellow classmate had brought a weapon to school. Staff immediately intervened and found there was a toy gun on the student.

I first want to remind our students that weapons of any kind – even toys - are not allowed on school grounds and having one can result in serious consequences. In this case, appropriate disciplinary action was taken immediately.

Secondly, I would like to applaud our students who reported this matter. They brought their concerns directly to staff, which allowed us to handle the situation efficiently and without incident. Thank you for sharing this example with your student tonight and for your continued support of Cox High School.

A school official told NewsChannel 3 that the student who brought the toy gun to school was disciplined. A spokesperson from the Virginia Beach Police Department said no arrest was made in the case because it is a school issue.

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