Student reportedly had gun, pot on campus
Authorities say ammo first was seen, but further investigation uncovered a .40-caliber pistol, marijuana
DINWIDDIE — A 16-yearold Dinwiddie High School student was caught with a handgun and marijuana on campus late Friday morning, authorities said.
School spokesperson Christie Clarke said the high school office got a tip from a student around 11:15 a.m. that another student had brought some ammunition to school. Administration and the school's resource officer found the student and discovered that in addition to the ammo, there also was an unloaded .40-caliber handgun and an undisclosed amount of marijuana.
The unidentified female student was immediately taken into custody without incident. Clarke said no other students or school staff were involved, and there were no injuries.
"The safety of students and staff is the number-one priority of Dinwiddie County Public Schools, and anyone who compromises that will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law," Clarke said in a statement issued by the school system.
Clarke added that the high school was cooperating with the Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office in the investigation. Sheriff's Maj. William Knott said Friday afternoon he had no information about charges because the school resource officer still was conducting his investigation.