NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A student at Woodside High School in Newport News is facing charges after administrators say a gun was discovered in his belongings.

In a letter sent to Woodside families and staff members Wednesday, school officials said the school temporarily went on lockdown after they received a tip in the morning regarding a student bringing a gun on campus.

“We immediately took swift action, initiated a lockdown, contacted the police, and conducted a security search of the student, who was identified,” officials said in the email.

The gun was discovered and recovered from a student’s belongings. Officials say the student was cooperative and taken into custody. He is facing several charges and expulsion from the school.

A school spokesperson confirmed metal detectors and wands are used randomly at Newport News schools. She said the installation of new metal detection systems will be complete in March.

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