On September 12 at 10:10 AM, the School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Freedom High School located at 15201 Neabsco Mills Rd. in Woodbridge (22191) was notified by school personnel that there was a student with a gun inside the school. The investigation revealed a student, identified as the accused, brought the gun to school, and displayed it to other students while in a bathroom. At one point, the accused gave the firearm to another student before the parties left the bathroom. One of the involved students posted a photo of the gun on social media showing the firearm on school grounds which was seen by other students. The accused was located and detained without incident after which officers determined he was not in possession of the firearm. The other student who allegedly possessed the firearm left the building and was later located off school grounds where officers determined he was also not in possession of the firearm. The SRO further determined the weapon was never brandished toward other students or part of any active threat of violence towards the school, staff, or other students. A police K-9 searched the area for the firearm which was not located. The investigation continues to determine the location of the firearm. Following the investigation, the two students, identified as 15-year-old male juveniles, who at some point were in possession of the firearm were arrested.
Arrested on September 12: [Juveniles] Two 15-year-old male juveniles of Woodbridge Both charged with possession of a firearm on school property Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center