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BB Pistol Found at Fauquier High School Incident Under Investigation

Today, Friday, September 27, 2019, Fauquier High School (FHS) staff and the school resource officer (SRO) received an anonymous tip about a suspicious item in a closet near the cafeteria.  FHS staff and the SRO searched an unsecured custodial closet and located a BB pistol. 

Fauquier County Public Schools and the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating the incident.  Social media reports about a firearm at the school and that the school is on lockdown are inaccurate.

This investigation remains ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact FCPS through the tip line at or the Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300.  Reports may remain anonymous. 

FCPS and the Sheriff’s Office take matters of safety seriously and will continue to work together to ensure a safe environment for students and faculty.