VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A student is “in police custody” after being seen with a weapon on the campus of Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach police tell 10 On Your Side that a student was seen with a handgun after getting off a school bus at Kellam High School. A preliminary investigation determined the student did not have the gun inside the school.
The unidentified student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and underage possession of a firearm.
School officials say that students and staff are safe following the incident.
The following message was sent to Kellam families:
This is Principal Ryan Schubart calling with an important message about school safety. I need to make you aware that one of our students brought a weapon on school property yesterday. Please be assured that everyone is safe, and the student involved is in police custody.
Families, please talk to your children about the important role they play in school safety. Remind them that weapons of any kind, even toys, are not allowed on school property, including school buses, for any reason. Having a weapon at school leads to serious consequences. In addition, please tell your children that if they see something concerning, they should say something to an adult. Student safety continues to be the most important part of our jobs, and it is a responsibility that the entire Kellam High School staff takes very seriously. Thank you for your support.