BB gun found in student’s backpack at Poplar Halls Elementary

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A student brought a BB gun to Poplar Halls Elementary School Thursday, school officials say.

A spokesperson for Norfolk schools said the BB gun was found around 11 a.m. In a letter to parents, Principal Cassandra Duke-Washington said it was in the student’s backpack.

Read the letter to parents

School officials immediately began investigating. They say the BB gun was not used to threaten anyone at any time.

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