Police: Gun found in locker at Bluefield High

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Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 5:52 PM EDT
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Bluefield High was placed on lockdown Thursday after a gun was found inside a student’s locker, according to Mercer County Public Schools.

“We immediately notified local law enforcement to handle the criminal aspects,” the district said in a statement.

The gun was discovered during what the school system called a ‘reasonable suspicion search.’

“We expect to see criminal charges in addition to school imposed disciplinary measures,” the district said. “The student involved will be subject to school board policy and appropriate laws that govern weapons on school grounds, which is a zero acceptable possession policy.”

The statement did not clarify whether or not clarify what type of firearm was found or whether or not it was loaded.

“Today’s incident highlights the essential role students and all members of the school community play in school safety,” the district said. “Anyone with pertinent or concerning information should report it immediately to administration or law enforcement.”

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