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14-year-old faces felony charges after gun found at Suffolk school, police say

The incident happened at Turlington Woods School, an alternative school for middle and high school students in Suffolk.

SUFFOLK, Va. — One student has been released to their parents, and another is detained at Tidewater Detention Home while police look into an incident where two students were found with a gun at a school in Suffolk Tuesday.

The 14-year-old male student's name was not released as he is a minor, but he is facing multiple felony charges. 

The charges he faces are: felony possession of firearm on school property, felony conspiracy to possess firearm on school property and misdemeanor possession of firearm by juvenile, officials said.

Administrators with Turlington Woods School, an alternative school for middle and high school students, reported to police that a student possibly had a firearm on school property Tuesday, according to the Suffolk Police Department.

Officers arrived at the school shortly before 1:30 p.m. and detained two students after recovering a gun, the department said.

The incident is still under investigation.

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