Officials: Teacher reports girl with a gun near Norfolk Elementary school

Officials: Teacher reports girl with a gun near Norfolk Elementary school

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Officials: Teacher reports girl with a gun near Norfolk Elementary school

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 1:58 PM

NORFOLK -- A Norfolk elementary school was on lockdown Friday after police received a report a juvenile with a gun near school property.

School spokeswoman Elizabeth Mather told 13News Now a Lindenwood Elementary School teacher, who had been outside with a class during PE, saw a young person holding what appeared to be a BB gun off school grounds.

The school was on lockdown from 12:40 p.m. until 1:05 p.m. Friday while police investigated the claim, Mather said. 

Police detained a female juvenile in the 2700 block of Ludlow Street. Police say a toy pellet gun was located at the scene.  It is not known whether she faces charges.

A woman at the scene told 13News Now, "It's a big deal because it's a gun, but it really was just a BB gun.  They mess with her because she's a troubled teen."

 

 

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