HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton police will have an increased presence at a local middle school Thursday after a toy gun was found in an unattended backpack at the school Wednesday morning.
Cpl. Mary Shackelford with the Hampton Police Division said a bus driver at Lindsay Middle School told a school resource officer he/she saw a juvenile with a weapon around 8:50 a.m.
The school was placed on lockdown until 10:13 a.m. while the school searched.Sgt. Price with the HPD said a toy gun that shoots plastic pellets was located in an unattended backpack.
An investigation revealed the BB gun was never displayed or brandished at the school. Price said earlier that morning, a female student had been shot by the same toy gun by a 12-year-old boy before the students got to their bus stop.
The student was not injured and her parents do not wish to press charges. The boy was identified and both incidents are being handled administratively, Price said.
Price said that because of the nature of the incidents, there will be an increased police presence at the school Thursday.
Diana Gulotta with Hampton City Schools told WAVY.com parents were notified by a phone message.