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Student with ‘edged weapon’ arrested at Alexandria City High School

A 15-year-old Alexandria City High School student was arrested after being found with an “edged weapon,” according to police.

The incident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13. The male student was searched, a weapon was allegedly confiscated and he was arrested.

Police provided no other details on the weapon.

There were no other arrests in connection to this incident, and there were no injuries.

ACHS has more than 4,100 students and is the largest high school in Virginia. Last school year, 46 students were arrested, 68 students were injured and 13 weapons were seized. The weapons included a gun, five knives, a stun gun, two fake weapons and pepper spray.

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