Loaded gun found on Warwick High student

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A loaded gun was found on a Warwick High School student, Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson with Newport News Public Schools say that an administrator got a tip about the student with a weapon from another.

Security personnel then removed the student in question from class. A search of the student found a loaded revolver. The gun was then seized by officers.

The 16-year-old was then taken to juvenile detention and charged with underage possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm on school property.