NORFOLK, Va. - A student at Granby High School was detained Friday after a security officer found a gun, a loaded clip and marijuana on the student's person, according to Norfolk Public Schools.
Around 11:15 a.m., detectives were called to the school in response to an 11th grader who was found to be in possession of a handgun and illegal narcotics.
As a result of the investigation, the 16-year-old boy has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, felony possession of a firearm on school property, felony possession of a firearm by a person under 18, felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana and felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana on school grounds.
The teen is being held at the Norfolk Detention Center.
A notification went out to parents and guardians of Granby High School students discussing the incident:
Dear Parents and Guardians of Granby High:
This is Principal Gibson with an important message about school safety. Today, at approximately 11:15 a.m., our security officer detained a student and found that individual to be in possession of a gun, a loaded clip, marijuana, and a large amount of money. The police were immediately alerted. As of this call, appropriate disciplinary action has been taken. In addition, the student is now facing serious criminal charges.
We would appreciate it greatly if you would talk with your children about the serious consequences that occur when a weapon is found in a student’s possession. Remind them that we will not tolerate such behavior, that expulsion is very possible. In short, we will always do what it takes to ensure our school campus is safe, and our children are protected.
Thanks so much for your continued support.
The student has not been identified, and police have not released any other details surrounding this investigation.
Anyone who has information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip via the P3Tips app.
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