ROANOKE, Va. – Questions remain after we told you about two guns that were brought to Westside Elementary School in Roanoke on Tuesday morning.
We’ve been working for you to get to the bottom of what happened.
Here’s what we know:
- On Tuesday morning, a male student brought two unloaded guns to Westside Elementary School
- 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
- This is an ongoing investigation, so information is limited
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we have received:
Were there any arrests made?
Yes, a male student was arrested, according to Roanoke Sheriff Antonio Hash.
The student was arrested on Tuesday. Virginia law requires that anyone who brings guns onto school grounds, whether it’s an adult or a child, is arrested.
The court issued charges on Wednesday.
From the time officials received the report, how long did it take them to secure the location?
Four minutes, according to Claire Mitzel, coordinator of communications and public relations for Roanoke City Public Schools.
What’s next for the student that was arrested?
According to Sheriff Hash, the goal is to get the student some help.
The sheriff told 10 News that the student is not in jail, but is in the custody of his parents and the courts services unit is supervising.
Do we know why the student brought the guns to school?
As of right now, no.