14-year old student in custody after bringing loaded handgun to Mountain View High School
A student was taken into custody on Monday morning by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after bringing a loaded handgun to Mountain View High School.
Deputies discovered a loaded 40 caliber Taurus handgun inside a gym locker after Deputy Richmond, the School Resource Officer, received information that a 14-year-old student had a gun in the school.
The suspect was quickly detained and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. He is being charged with possession of a firearm on school property. No one was threatened or hurt.
The arrest follows an incident that occurred on Friday during which the suspect reported being assaulted by three juveniles while walking home.
The investigation revealed that the suspect took his parent’s handgun to school on Monday morning for self-protection.
The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation into the assault and weapon possession is ongoing.