Virginia Teen Charged for Using Fake Gun at School

By: AP
By: AP

Sept. 30, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A 15-year-old is facing charges after he pulled out a toy gun at a Newport News technical education center.

Police say the student walked into a classroom at New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center just before 9 AM Monday with what appeared to be a handgun and made threats.

Officials later determined the gun was a fake.

A Newport News police officer who was working extra duty at the school arrested the unidentified student. He was charged with brandishing a firearm on school property, a felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine.

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