Middle school student charged after knives found in backpack

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 13-year-old middle student in Hampton was charged after police say knives were found in her backpack earlier this week.

Hampton police said they recieved word from administrators at Lindsay Middle School Tuesday morning of a possible weapon at the school.

An investigation found a student reported seeing another possessing a weapon, police said.

Three knives were found in the student’s backpack following a brief search.

Police said the 13-year-old is charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

Hampton officials said the student has been disciplined.

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