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Unloaded gun found inside vehicle at Rustburg High School

Rustburg High School (Photo: Eldon Yoder/ Website)

RUSTBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Campbell County Sheriff's Office said it's investigating after an unloaded gun was found at Rustburg High School.

The school sent an alert to parents about the gun that was found in a vehicle during a routine search by school administration.

The school said it immediately notified the sheriff's office who then confiscated the vehicle and the weapon.

No one was allowed in proximity of the vehicle once the unloaded weapon was found.

"Our school system, in conjunction with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, is conducting a full investigation of this incident," the alert read. "We are committed to a safe and effective learning environment for our students and thank the Administration of Rustburg High School and the Campbell County Sheriff’s department for their swift response to this incident."

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