Student Brings Handgun to Manassas Elementary School

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police responded to Ellis Elementary, located at 10400 Kim Graham Lane in Manassas (20109), Thursday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. to investigate a student in possession of handgun on school property

“The investigation revealed that a 9-year-old male juvenile, later identified as the accused, carried a fully disassembled handgun contained in a carrying case onto school property,” police spokesperson Officer Ericca K. Figueroa* said. “While on school property, the juvenile showed the hand gun to several other students.”

After witnessing the incident, one student reported the incident to a teacher at Ellis.

“The teacher subsequently reported the incident to the school’s administration, and the administration took possession of the handgun and contacted police,” Feigueroa said.

As the handgun was disassembled, it could not be fired. Officers responded to the school and secured the handgun without incident.

Following the investigation, the juvenile was arrested and subsequently released to a family member. He is being charged with possession of a firearm on school property.

Shortly following the incident, Travis Pettie, Sr., 29, of Manassas, an acquaintance of the child’s, was arrested in relation to the case for not having the handgun properly secured. Pettie is being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Court dates are unavailable at this time.

 

*Earlier, Bristow Beat mistakenly attributed the statements in this article to Officer Jonathan Perok, another Prince William Police spokesperson. 

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