FRANKLIN, Va. — Authorities in Franklin investigated a local high school after they received a report that a student possibly had a weapon on September 23. The investigation resulted in the discovery of a student with a gun.
Police said the entire school went on lockdown as they conducted a thorough sweep, searching the entire building.
A 16-year-old student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm on school property, concealing a weapon and possession of a firearm under the age of 18.
No one was injured in the incident.
This all comes after the flood of school threats that have been investigated in Hampton Roads following the shooting that happened on September 20 at Heritage High School in Newport News.
In addition to Franklin City Police working on the scene, the Southampton County Sheriff's Office, Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police also assisted.
Author's Note: The video below is on file from Sept. 21, 2021.