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Fluvanna Students May Face Charges

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

The Fluvanna Sheriff's Office said two boys at Central Elementary School in Palmyra were found with two revolver guns and a knife on Friday, May 6.

A teacher discovered the first gun in one of the boy's backpacks. The students are believed to be only in the 4th and 5th grade.

"It was shocking to us just as much as it was to the public at this age level," said Fluvanna Sheriff, Ryant Washington.

Right now, it's not clear whether the incident was planned and as far as police know, the students are not related. Authorities are also not sure where the weapons came from, but it's believed they may have come from someone's house.

"Children of this age, typically if they're going to have a weapon on them, they would've gotten it from home somewhere," said Fluvanna School Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Smith.

Luckily, no one was hurt during the incident. School officials said the incident was isolated and there is no reason for parents to think their kids are in any danger. However, some parents feel little comfort after the incident.

"Something really horrible could've happened to [my daughter] at school," said parent, Andrea Wells. "Obviously something more needs to be done if it's taking place."

Both of those students have been removed from Central Elementary School for now. Administrators are waiting until the investigation is complete to know what disciplinary actions need to be taken. The sheriff's office says they're now trying to figure out if any criminal charges will be filed against the students.


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