LANDOVER, MD – A Landover high school student was arrested after bringing parts of a ghost gun to school on Thursday, the Prince George’s County Police Department reported.
Police said on Thursday, at approximately 12:00 pm, officers responded to the school in the 6500 block of Columbia Park Road in Landover for the report of a student with a gun.
“The school was placed on lockdown. Officers immediately began a search of the school and recovered parts of a ghost gun in a classroom. The student who brought the parts to school was identified and taken into custody,” PGPD said in a statement,
“As our entire nation continues to grieve the loss of life in the Texas mass shooting, the Prince George’s County Police Department wants to ensure the community that the safety of students in our schools is our top priority. Bringing a weapon to school or even making a threat of violence will not be tolerated. We will arrest and charge accordingly,” said Chief Malik Aziz.
In the wake of the Texas shooting, the PGPD has increased patrols at county schools.
“We encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious or learns of any potential threat at a school to notify police,” the department said.