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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — A man has been charged in connection with the lockdown at Wilder Middle School earlier this month.

Police said Jimmy Cunningham was charged with misdemeanor reckless handling of a firearm.

Cunningham is a friend of the family of the 13-year-old police said brought an unloaded gun and magazine clip to the school.

Officials said the boy did not threaten anyone. However, police have not yet said how the child got the weapon.