Unloaded Flare Gun and BB Gun Found on Student at Smart’s Mill Middle School

Leesburg, VA – In a breaking story from Smart’s Mill Middle School, officials conducted a search this Tuesday morning, November 14, 2023, following a tip-off about a student allegedly carrying a weapon. The search, which took place around 10:15 AM, led to the discovery of an unloaded flare gun and a BB gun in the student’s possessions.

School authorities promptly adhered to standard safety procedures, notifying both Loudoun County Public Schools Safety & Security and the School Resource Officer from the Leesburg Police Department. In a subsequent move, after discussions with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the School Resource Officer has initiated the process of pressing charges against two juveniles for the possession of a concealed weapon, specifically the flare gun.

As this story unfolds, the Leesburg Police Department continues its investigation into the incident. They are calling for anyone with further information to come forward and contact Detective M. Pacilla at 703-771-4500 or through email at mpacilla@leesburgva.gov.

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