Teen charged for bringing gun to Upper Marlboro high school

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The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a student this morning at Frederick Douglass High School for being in possession of a handgun on school property. The school is located in the 8000 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro.
The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a student this morning at Frederick Douglass High School for being in possession of a handgun on school property. The school is located in the 8000 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro.

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Police have charged a teenage student at Frederick Douglas High School with possession of a weapon on school property after bringing the firearm to school on Monday. Police responded to the school on Croom Road to find the male student with an unloaded gun in his backpack.

Police said the 16-year-old had ammunition inside his bag but not in the gun itself.

“At approximately 8:40 am, a student alerted both the School Resource Officer and Prince George’s County Public Schools security personnel that the 16-year-old suspect was showing off the gun while on a school bus heading to school,” the Prince George’s County Police Department said. “The SRO and security personnel located the student who had the handgun in his backpack. The gun was unloaded but there was ammunition in the bag. The student was arrested and transported to the Department of Corrections.”

Police said the student was charged as an adult but did not release his name.

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