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A middle school student in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday after he brought a loaded gun to his middle school, police said.
Prince George’s County Police Department received a call around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a “student with a gun” at Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School in Fort Washington, the department said. Officers arrived to find the 13-year-old student was in one of the middle school classrooms in possession of a loaded “non-serialized ghost gun,” which he was carrying in his waistband, police said.
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Police said one of the students reported that the boy had the gun after he showed it to his classmates earlier in the morning.
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The student, whose name was not released given his age, was charged with multiple counts, including loaded handgun on person and dangerous weapon on school property.
In a letter to parents posted online, school principal Leatriz Covington said the property was placed on lockdown from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. No one was injured.
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“The safety of our students is our top priority,” Covington wrote. “Please assist in our efforts to maintain a safe learning environment by discussing with your child acceptable behaviors that support a positive school climate. Discuss with your child the consequences, such as expulsion, for bringing weapons or anything that resembles a weapon to school.”