Maryland – Loch Raven High School was put on lockdown status this morning while police investigated a report of a student possibly carrying a concealed handgun.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) was approached by another student who gave the name of the suspect and reported that he had a handgun concealed in his backpack. The SRO located and approached the suspect, who fled to another area of the school. The SRO quickly activated lockdown protocols and initiated a call for a possible subject with a gun around 11:47 a.m.
Tactical units responded to the school and began searching the building, locating and arresting the known 14-year-old suspect in a classroom, where they recovered the gun on his person. The lockdown was lifted at around 12:30 p.m.
The suspect now faces criminal charges. Students return to classes tomorrow as Loch Raven High School opens under normal operations.
Update: The 14-year-old boy responsible for bringing a gun to Loch Raven High School yesterday, causing a school lockdown while police searched the building, has been charged as a juvenile with Disturbing Activities at School and Dangerous Weapon on School Property. His name will not be released due to being protected juvenile information.