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Alexandria Police confiscate handgun from student at Lyles-Crouch School

The Alexandria Police Department said in a release that a handgun was confiscated from a student at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (530 S St Asaph Street) today.

According to the release:

Today at approximately 11:41 a.m., the Alexandria Police Department was notified by school officials at Lyles-Crouch School that a handgun was discovered in a student’s bookbag. APD officers responded to the school and took possession of the weapon.

Everyone remained safe and secure. The child’s parents were notified and were cooperative with police. At no time was there a threat. The investigation continues at this time.

In an email to staff and families, Principal Laura Burkart said the school is putting supports in place for students and staff to speak to counselors.

We understand that this information may be difficult to process for students, families and staff and we are committed to ensuring that everyone attending or visiting our schools feels safe and supported. To that end, our team at LCTA is working to put supports in place for our students and staff with the ACPS Department of Student Services and Equity and the Department of Human Resources.

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