School officials acted quickly on a tip, and disaster was averted. The school was briefly locked down during the encounter.
From an article:
Authorities today confiscated an unloaded handgun from the bookbag of a 13-year-old student who was carrying a loaded magazine in his pants pocket at Wilder Middle School in Henrico County, police said this afternoon. ....
The student was located in the cafeteria by the school resource officer and administrators, and the magazine was seized.
"The student’s bookbag was in another location within the school. When the bookbag was searched, an unloaded handgun was found. At this time, there are no reports that the gun was used in a threatening manner," Henrico police said.
The student is in police custody and charges are pending.
The lockdown was lifted shortly after noon.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.