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Student with loaded gun found after fight at high school football game

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A loaded handgun was found after an incident between two minors at a high school football game in Pittsylvania County on Friday night. 

According to Pittsylvania County officials, during a Dan River and G.W. high school football game, a student from Dan River High School and a student from G.W. High School got into a physical altercation.

Witnesses say one of the students was armed with a small pistol. The student from Dan River High School fled into the woods, where he was caught by deputies.

During a search of the area, deputies found a fanny pack that had a loaded handgun.

Both students were taken to Chatham before being released to their parents. 

The investigation will continue, and petitions are expected to be filed against both minors.