A Prince George’s County high school was closed for nearly 90 minutes and a student was arrested on Thursday after bringing parts of a ghost gun into a classroom.
A high school in Prince George’s County, Maryland was closed for nearly 90 minutes and a student was arrested on Thursday after bringing parts of a ghost gun into a classroom.
Prince George’s County Public Schools and county police said Fairmont Heights High School, at 6501 Columbia Park Road in Landover, closed around noon.
Officers responded to the call of a student armed with a gun and searched the grounds, authorities said. They found parts of a ghost gun in a classroom and the student who brought the parts to school was identified and taken into custody.
The lockdown was lifted at 1:20 p.m.
“As our entire nation continues to mourn the death in the mass shooting in Texas, the Prince George’s County Police Department wants to assure the community that the safety of the students in our schools is our top priority,” said the Police Chief Malik Aziz in a statement. statement.
“Bringing a weapon to school or even threatening violence will not be tolerated. We will arrest and charge accordingly.
Prince George police have increased patrols at schools across the county following a school shooting in Texas where 19 children and two teachers were murdered. Authorities are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious or learns of a potential threat at a school to notify the police.
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