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N E W S   R E L E A S E


Sept. 4, 2013






Stephen A. Rubino, Major


Loaded rifle magazine found at Hornsby Middle School


On Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11:41 a.m, James City County Police responded to Hornsby Middle School on Jolly Pond Road in reference to a loaded rifle magazine that was found on the floor in a classroom located on the second floor. A 7th grade student reported to a teacher that he saw the magazine on the floor in the classroom. School officials contacted the police department. The school was placed on “partial” lockdown and a sweep of the school was conducted by school officials, James City County Police and Virginia State Police K-9’s. No weapon was recovered.


The recovered magazine was a loaded .17 caliber rifle magazine. Several students were questioned. The school was in lockdown for approximately 2 hours while the sweep was being conducted. The investigation is on-going.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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