Sheriff Darrell Warren said he is adding additional security at Gloucester High School on Friday even after an investigation into rumors that students were planning to carry guns to school proved unfounded. The rumors have instilled enough concerns in both students and parents that as a result the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office will have a number of security measures at the school to include extra deputies, screening devices, the use of outside resources and “other measures as such need arises. Anyone with information regarding potential acts of violence or any other concerns at Gloucester schools to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 804-693-3890.
Police charged a 12-year-old Newport News boy Wednesday after they say he brought a loaded handgun to Dozier Middle School. A student notified a school administrator the sixth-grader had a gun after he was seen showing off the gun in a school restroom. The administrator and school resource officer pulled the student out of class and found the gun inside the pocket of a notebook. The student was charged with one count each of possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a weapon under the age of 18 years old, He was placed on electronic monitoring and released to his parents by juvenile intake.
ON CHRISTMAS, YOU’RE 40 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO GET IN A D-U-I CRASH, ON NEW YEAR’S EVE THAT JUMPS UP TO 60 PERCENT. THOSE STATISTICS ARE THE REASON WHY POLICE ARE OUT CONDUCTING SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS AT RANDOM PLACES NOW THROUGH NEW YEAR’S EVE. A GROUP OUT OF CHARLOTTESVILLE ADDED UP THE COST OF BEING CONVICTED OF A D-U-I. EVEN A FIRST TIME D-U-I OFFENDER COULD PAY BETWEEN 5 AND 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WHEN YOU ADD UP LEGAL FEES AND ATTORNEYS FEES AND TRAFFIC FINES ETC.
Farmville is receiving a $200,000 federal grant to help create a permanent destination to commemorate role the town played in the civil rights movement. Gov. Bob McDonnell said the funding is from the Community Development Block Grant program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The town is planning a new facility to feature exhibits that document and reflect upon the transition from segregated to integrated public education. It will focus on the local children and families affected by the civil rights movement in the area.
Police in Chesapeake are searching for a $50,000 race car was stolen from outside a Chesapeake storage facility. Officials say that its owner, Leon Wiggins of Norfolk, reported the red 1989 Ford Mustang stolen this week after he saw it was missing. Wiggins said he’s owned and raced the car for 15 years at various tracks in Virginia and North Carolina. He drag races almost every weekend during the spring, summer and fall. Media outlets report that Wiggins said the car was parked in a white trailer with several tools and a dirt bike, the entire trailer was stolen.