There are no injuries to report as this was a peaceful resolution to a serious incident. This would not have been possible without the teamwork of Eden Police, Henry County Sheriff's Office and the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office.

To lose one student, let alone five, is such a tragedy. It will have a big impact on all of us.

I am nervous out of my mind.

The suspect got on the ground as commanded, and they took him without incident.

The time of death was less than a year, probably early this summer.

At this time, I can't say anything as to cause of death.

This is a sad and tragic situation for this child and his family and I offer sympathy to them. This unfortunate situation could have been avoided with proper crime prevention measures in the proper storage of the firearm.