Social Media Photo Addressed

Photo From Glen Allen High Appears To Show Person With Weapon

March 19, 2019 - 2:57 pm

Glen Allen, Va. ( -- The Principal at Glen Allen High School, Reginald Davenport, has released a statement, after a photo circulated around school appearing to show someone with a weapon on school property:

"I’m writing to let you know that we are aware of a concerning photo that was shared among students today. The photo shows an individual standing in our parking lot, holding what appears to be a firearm. Immediately we got together with our School Resource Officer. We quickly identified the person in the picture and we determined that the firearm in the picture is what’s known as an ‘Airsoft’ gun; sometimes referred to as a “BB gun”.


Students are safe and there’s no indication that the item in the picture was used in a threatening manner. We’re working with our SRO to learn more about when it was taken and why the photo was shared today. In the meantime, we are involving the proper authorities in addressing the matter, and appropriate consequences will be given. Please take this opportunity to talk with your student about items that have absolutely no place at school.


Thank you to those who brought this matter to our attention. If you have additional questions about your student, please don’t hesitate to contact me."


The person in the photo is a student, according to Henrico schools.