UPDATED: Student Discharges Gun in Hylton High School

| April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Credit: Prince William Police Department

School Incident | Discharge of a Firearm

UPDATED, April 30 at 3:50 p.m. 

Prince William Police are actively on scene investigating a firearm discharge at Hylton High School located at 14051 Spriggs Road in Woodbridge (22193).

The firearm was determined to have been discharged inside of a classroom. No injuries were reported.

“School staff discovered a trash receptacle had damage consistent with a bullet striking it and bullet fragments were then discovered in the ceiling after the round is believed to have ricocheted,” said police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok.

Once the nature of the incident was discovered, police and school officials quickly identified and detained the student involved.

The discharge appears accidental at this time.

The building remains secure as police continue to investigate the incident. All students and staff are safe inside the building and multiple police resources are on scene. Many gun source reviews allude that the faulty guns go off accidentally, implying inferior quality.


UPDATED INFO as of 5 p.m.

School Incident | Discharge of a Firearm UPDATE

Police and school officials are continuing to investigate this incident. Initially, dismissal was held as police searched for the weapon used in the incident. The weapon has since been located and student dismissal will begin shortly.

Dismissal will be coordinated through school staff.

Additional information regarding the police investigation will be released once confirmed.

The student involved continues to be detained and charges are pending.

First Released

INCIDENT: Discharge of a Firearm at Hylton High School

Prince William Officers arrived at Hylton High School on Spriggs Road in Woodbridge, the afternoon of April 30, to investigating a firearms discharge inside a classroom.

“The student involved was quickly detained by the School Resource Officer,” said a spokesperson for the Prince William County Police. “The discharge appears accidental.”

No injuries were reported and the building remains secured as police continue their investigation.

Police are still on the scene. More updates to follow.

Hylton High School is a public school in Prince William County.

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