Newport News student charged with gun possession at Warwick High School

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A student has been arrested for gun possession after a reported verbal altercation at Warwick High School Wednesday afternoon.

Dispatchers received the call at approximately 12:40 p.m. It was previously believed by police that there was a physical altercation, but further investigation indicated that it was only verbal. The incident happened after lunch as the students were changing classes. After students cleared the halls, a student went to an administrator and said there may be a student with a weapon.

School security then searched the student in question and located a .38 caliber revolver. The juvenile was identified as a 16-year-old male in the sophomore class. He was not one of the students involved in the altercation, as previously believed by police.

The revolver was seized by officers, and the juvenile was transported to Juvenile Intake and charged with Underage Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm on School Property. The juvenile was taken to Juvenile Detention after the charges were filed.

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