Leesburg Police Investigate Weapon on School Property

Leesburg, VA (November 20, 2023) – A knife has been recovered from a student at Catoctin Elementary School.

This morning, information was received that a juvenile student was possibly carrying a knife on an LCPS school bus. LCPS administration conducted an administrative search upon the student’s arrival at school and located a knife in the student’s belongings. The school’s administration coordinated their investigation with LCPS Safety & Security and the Leesburg Police Department School Resource Officer assigned to the school.

We would like to thank those who came forward today to express their concerns to school staff. We encourage students and their families to be vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to law enforcement, to school administration, or to a trusted adult.

Suspicious activity can be reported to the Leesburg Police Department 24 hours per day at 703-771-4500 or at 9-1-1.


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