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Chesterfield student won’t be prosecuted on weapons charges

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A Chesterfield high school student won't be prosecuted for bringing a gun to school.

Police arrested Patrick Hailey, 18, in February after an inoperable gun and four knives were found in the Cosby High School student's vehicle.

The one count of Possessing a Firearm on School Property and the one count of Possessing a Weapon on School Property were nolle prossed.

Laura Khawaja from the Chesterfield Commonwealth Attorney’s office said the gun charge was nolle prossed because it was just a piece of a firearm and was inoperable.

She said the knifes were also was exempt from the law because they were in the vehicle and not inside school.