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Woman charged after gun found unattended in vehicle at Murray Elementary

Albemarle County police have charged a woman with bringing a firearm onto school property after a gun was discovered unattended in a vehicle at Murray Elementary School last week.

Police said they were dispatched to the school around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of a possible weapon on grounds.

“Upon thorough investigation, officers determined that a firearm was left unattended inside a vehicle located on the school’s property,” police said in a statement.

Police arrested 36-year-old Tiffany N. Hicks and charged her with a single count of bringing a firearm onto school property.

There were no injuries reported in connection with the gun’s presence on school grounds, police said.

Hicks has been released from custody on a $3,000 secured bond.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing, according to the police.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Albemarle County Police Department at (434) 296-5807 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (434) 977-4000.


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