Falls Church Teen in Custody for Carrying BB Gun

Fairfax County police did complete sweep of school looking for any other weapons.

A student at JEB Stuart High School is in police custody after officers found him in possession of a BB Gun Tuesday.

Ofc. Bud Walker, a spokesman with Fairfax County police, said officers took the unidentified male teen into custody without incident. The school was “sheltered in place,” which means students are kept in their classrooms while police search the premises.

Walker did not give a motive or the teen’s exact age.

“We are continuing our investigation to see if there is anyone else involved in this,” Walker said. “This is probably the first incident here like this we responded to this year.”

A 15-year-old female sophomore at the school, who did not want to be identified, said the situation that lasted more than an hour was scary. She said students didn’t have to get on the floor but were confined to their classrooms with the doors closed.

“At one point there were like 10 cops that ran by the classroom I was in,” she said.

The school was dismissed just after 2 p.m. According to Fairfax County Public Schools spokeswoman Mary Shaw, the dismissal was a regularly scheduled and not an early one.

School and Fairfax County police had responded to the school around 11 a.m. for a report of a student with a gun. No one was injured in the incident.

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