Earlier this morning, Friday, September 27, 2019, Fauquier High School staff and the school resource officer received an anonymous tip about a suspicious item in a closet near the cafeteria.
FHS staff and the SRO searched an unsecured janitor’s closet and located a BB pistol.
This incident is under active joint investigation by the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Fauquier County Public Schools.
Social media reports about a firearm at the school and that the school is on lockdown are inaccurate.
Again, a BB pistol was located in an unsecured janitor’s closet in the FHS cafeteria by school staff and the SRO after receiving a tip this morning.
The sheriff’s office and the school division takes this matter seriously and are conducting a vigorous investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300. A caller’s identity may remain anonymous.
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Fauquier County Public Schools continuously work together to ensure a safe learning environment for students and faculty.