Student Caught With Handgun at West Virginia School Wednesday

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PRINCETON, W. Va – Lieutenant Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police notified members of the media late Wednesday afternoon that law enforcement personnel from the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to Bluefield High School earlier today, “after receiving information that school personnel discovered a female student who was in possession of a handgun while on school property.”

According to the release, the handgun was found following an altercation between the student and another student.

Law enforcement officials stated that the handgun was not loaded when it was recovered.

Sergeant D. W. Miller took the student into custody and transported her to the Mercer County Circuit Court. Judge William J. Sadler ordered that the student be detained in a juvenile detention center to await a hearing.

The incident comes just months after a 14-year-old boy held several students and a teacher hostage at a high school in Barbour County, West Virginia.  Fortunately, that incident, like this one, ended peacefully.

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