Two unloaded guns found at Roanoke elementary school, officials say

Authorities said this involved a student

The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office after two unloaded guns were found at an elementary school.

ROANOKE, Va. – Authorities are investigating after two unloaded guns were discovered at Westside Elementary School on Tuesday morning, according to school officials.

The weapons were seized by the school administration and the school resource officer after officials said they received a report of the weapons on the property. Authorities told 10 News that this incident involved a student.

“It takes all of us to be aware, to be watchful and to take all the appropriate safety measures we can,” said Joe Cobb, chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Commission.

Roanoke Sheriff Antonio Hash says this is an ongoing investigation.

Officials said they are cooperating with the Roanoke City Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office during the investigation and disciplinary action will be taken if appropriate.

Counseling is available for students who need it. Instruction and testing will continue as normal, and classes will be dismissed at their usual time.


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