NEW KENT, Va. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old student at New Kent High School was taken into custody after he brought a gun to school, according to the New Kent Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office first received information about a student having a firearm at school the night before the arrest.

The New Kent Public School Administration was alerted and cooperated with authorities.

As students began arriving at school Wednesday morning, deputies identified the 16-year-old student and made contact with him.

Officials say the student was interviewed and the firearm was recovered.

The student was arrested and sent to the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center. He is facing multiple charges, including possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a firearm by an individual under the age of 18, brandishing a firearm, and removing or altering the serial number on a firearm.

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