NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A 16-year-old Granby High School student faces multiple charges after being found with a weapon on school property Wednesday.
Around 11:30 a.m., a school resource officer at the school responded to a report of a student in possession of a weapon, according to Norfolk Police. During the investigation, a handgun was recovered from the student’s backpack.
The boy was charged with possession of a firearm by a juvenile and possession of a firearm on school property, according to police. He will be held in the Norfolk Detention Center.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
Granby Principal Thomas Smigiel sent a robocall to families alerting them of the incident just after 2 p.m.
“School administration immediately implemented school safety and security protocol, searched the student and found the weapon,” Smigiel said in the robocall.
Smigiel said that at no time was there a stated threat to students or the school.
“Norfolk Police continues to investigate and school administration have acted as outlined in the student code of conduct,” Smigiel said.
This comes in the wake of bomb threats that schools across Hampton Roads have received over the past several days, including Wednesday at Waters and Cradock middle schools in Portsmouth.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3Tips mobile app.