Amelia student brings BB gun to class

Amelia County Middle School

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — A student at Amelia County Middle School brought a BB gun to school, according to police sources.

School leaders said an investigation is underway after a student brought an air pistol BB gun to their first period class Wednesday morning.

Dr. BJ Brewer, the superintendent of Amelia County Public Schools, sent a copy of a letter the principal sent home to parents.

“This message is being sent to inform you of a situation which took place in our school today. We were informed during first period this morning that a student may have brought a gun to school. An investigation was conducted immediately, and a look-alike air pistol was discovered and confiscated. Parents of the student have been notified and we are following policy in addressing the situation. It is important to note that all Amelia County Middle School students and staff were, and remain safe throughout this time.

Please note that we remain committed to providing a safe, productive environment for all, and will do our best to communicate whatever relevant details that we can. It might be argued that this may not have been a “real” weapon, but I wish to be very clear that we will not accept this sort of thing in our school.”

Stay with CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates on this developing story. 


5 comments

  • A.

    As a parent of two children at that school, it would of been nice to know about the situation sooner. Rather than my child handing me a letter from school about what happened at the end of the day when he came home off the bus. They call & email for every little thing, yet they did not call/email about something like this?

    • Nunya

      I agree! No instant alert here, however, I will receive an instant alert about the weather,
      bus activity and after school cancellations all day long which I’m not complaining about but just can’t understand how they can choose what is of importance enough to a parent to inform them. I understand they want to avoid unnecessary chaos, but ultimately, the parents have the right to know immediately about something like this. I actually didn’t even see a letter and this is the first I heard about it! I’m disappointed ACPS!

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