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GHS locked down after incident with firearm

Gloucester High School was briefly placed in lockdown on Tuesday morning after a construction worker at the school property allegedly brandished a firearm.

Travis Sentel Evans Jr., 18, of Virginia Beach, was charged with felony counts of carrying and brandishing a firearm on public school property, as well as several ancillary misdemeanor counts, after the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

GCSO, school resource officers, patrol deputies, investigators and command staff responded and secured the scene within minutes. An investigation led to the discovery of a loaded pistol.

This incident allegedly stemmed from an argument between multiple coworkers, including a father and son.

During this time, SROs at GHS initiated a lockdown in response to the report of a weapon outside the school building in an exterior area undergoing construction. After the individuals were detained, the school lifted the lockdown a...

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