Two students arrested for bringing weapon on school property

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VIRIGNIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach School officials say two students were arrested on Friday for bringing a weapon on Independence Middle School’s property.

A message from  the Independence Middle School principal was sent out to the student’s parents on Friday night:

Good afternoon, parents. This is Carey Manugo, principal of Independence Middle School. I am calling you today with an important message about school safety. I need to make you aware that two of our students have been arrested for having a weapon on school property and face criminal charges as well as disciplinary action here at the school. Please use this as an opportunity to talk with your children tonight about the role they play in keeping our school safe. Specifically, if they ever see something suspicious, please encourage them to find an administrator or staff member immediately and report their concerns. In short, if they see something, say something. Thank you for your help and understanding, and, as always, for your continued support of Independence Middle School.

Officials say that appropriate disciplinary action has also been taken at the school level. Police have not released what kind of weapon was brought onto school property.

Stay tuned to for updates.

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