May 15, 2007
A student in Blacksburg has been charged with trying to sell stolen guns at his middle school. None of the guns were purchased.
According to Captain Bruce Bradbery of the Blacksburg police, the 14-year-old boy was arrested on April 25th with 11 charges of intent to sell stolen property.
Police say that the boy took three guns to school on April 12th, 13th and 16th, the same day gunman Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people on Virginia Tech's campus.
Authorities say that a relative of the student contacted police and turned over two guns that had been reported stolen from local businesses. When police went to the suspect's house, they found 11 guns.
The teen is currently being held in the New River Valley Juvenile Detention Center. He has a court appearance scheduled for next month.