NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk detectives charged two juveniles in connection with a shooting that occurred inside Maury High School.
Police responded to Maury High School after a 17-year-old student sustained a gunshot wound to the hand Friday afternoon.
The student’s teacher was made aware of the injury and the student was referred to the school nurse. The juvenile was then taken to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.
The school was placed on lock down while police investigated the incident.
Detectives learned that another student had possession of the firearm after the shooting. That student was 16 years old.
As a result, police say the 17-year-old has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, shooting into an occupied school, reckless handling of a firearm, concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm by a minor.
The 16-year-old has been charged with possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a firearm on school property.
The investigation remains ongoing.
The school initially reported on Friday that a bullet exploded. Police later determined a gun went off. WAVY asked NPS how and why that original information was released to the public.
“There was an initial report that indicated a student was lighting up a bullet/bullets from the school, which NPS shared as part of our commitment to transparency. And as the case with many investigations, there was more information collected and the police determined that the student was injured to due to a self-inflicted gun wound,” NPS spokeswoman Barbara Hunter said.
Hunter went on to say NPS kept parents updated with a total of four direct calls and emails, 3 on Friday and 1 on Sunday.
This is a developing news story. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.