A 13-year-old student at Severn River Junior High School was chargedwith assault Thursday after police say he threatened the principal and other school officials with a bayonet.
A 14-year-old student atthe school also was arrested Thursday after school officials found him with a handgun, police said.
The older student told police he got the gun from the 13-year-old, who asked him to hold it until the end of the day, when he planned to run away from home.
Police were called to the Arnold school at11:30 a.m. and were told the 13-year-old had threatened Principal Don McClenahan with a bayonet and run into the woods behind the school.
McClenahan told police the boy's shirt had been ripped off in a struggle with school officials, who tried to detain him in the office.A police officer searched the woods, but could not find the boy.
When the officer returned to the school, the principal had the 14-year-old boy detained. Police said the boy had a gun, which he told themhe was holding for the 13-year-old.
Police said the 13-year-old had threatened the principal when called into the office to discuss the gun.
The older boy was charged with possessing a gun on school property and released to the custody of his father. Police said the gun had a loaded clip, but no cartridge in the chamber.
The 13-year-old boy was caught at about 1 p.m. behind the school near Mill Creek and was charged with assault. He was released to the custody of his mother.
GUNMAN ROBS WAWA IN PASADENA STORE
A man with a gun robbed a Wawa convenience store in Pasadena Thursday evening, getting awaywith an undetermined amount of money.
Police said two men came into the store at 5:30 p.m. One man pointed a large chrome automatic handgun at the cashier, the other took money from the register. Both escaped on Mountain Road, heading west in a maroon Chevette.
Police are looking for a black male, 5-foot-10, with a medium build, short-cropped black hair, full beard and mustache and was wearing a black waist-length leather jacket.
The second man was described as a blackmale in his 40s or 50s, with a medium build, short-cropped black hair, dark complexion and no facial hair. He was wearing a black waist-length jacket and khaki pants.
TAKOMA PK. MAN ARRESTED IN FREETOWN
A 20-year-old Takoma Park man assaulted and robbed four people Thursday night after breaking into a house in Freetown Village Thursday night, police said.
Police said the suspect, whom they have not charged yet, knocked on the door of the house in the 7800 block Huff Court and knocked one woman to the ground. He forced his way into the home and pushed a second woman into a wall, police said.
Police saidthe man then went upstairs and stole cash and a money order. Police said the man had either a .22-caliber or .32-caliber handgun. He drove away from the home in a silver Datsun 280Z.
Two other men livingat the address also were injured. None of the injuries were serious.
GUNMAN ROBS HIGH'S IN MILLERSVILLE SITE
A man with a gun robbeda High's convenience store in Millersville Thursday night, getting away with an undetermined amount of money after assaulting the cashier.
Police said the man came into the store, grabbed the cashier anddemanded money. He took cash from the register but demanded more, police said.
He forced the clerk into the back room, where he took acash box and money. Police said he then hit the clerk in the face, kicked her and forced into the bathroom before making his escape.
The following break-ins have been reported to county police:
5000 block Belle Grove Road, Thursday, Jan. 10; entry gainedthrough rear side door. Cash taken from businesses. Loss: $1,500.
100 block Ritchie Highway, Wednesday, Jan. 9; entry gained through side door of business. Cash taken. Loss: $838.