A student at Gunston Middle School was found in possession of two bullets today.
The Thursday morning discovery prompted a call to police amid concern for student safety. However, an investigation ultimately found “no imminent threat to the safety of the school community.”
Gunston was locked down last month after administrators “located a message written inside a restroom stall referencing gun violence.”
More, below, from an email sent to Gunston families by the middle school’s principal.
Dear Gunston Families,
I am writing to inform you that the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) was onsite at Gunston today to assist with an investigation. In the search of a student for tobacco paraphernalia, we found the student in possession of two bullets.
The ACPD was immediately contacted, and the items were confiscated and removed from school grounds. We conducted a threat assessment, determining no imminent threat to the safety of the school community. In addition, appropriate disciplinary action is being taken, in accordance with our policies.
Students are reminded that bringing any form of ammunition or weapons of any kind into the school is against the law and will result in disciplinary action as well as a referral to ACPD. Again, please be assured that we always take these incidents seriously. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
Please remind your students that if they hear or see something that concerns them, they should let me, or a member of our Gunston staff know immediately.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly.
Dr. Lori Wiggins
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