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Va. Man Ruled Incompetent to Face Hatchet Charge

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Virginia man has been found incompetent to stand trial on charges of bringing a hatchet into a school.
   
The Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office tells local Virginia media outlets that 25-year-old Kirk Beckwith Cowart will be sent to a state mental health facility. The status of his competency will be reviewed on January 5th.
   
Cowart is charged with trespassing, possession of a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct. He is accused of bringing a hatchet into Salem High School in October.


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